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One Hundred and Forty'Third Annual Report. 

ANNUAL REPORT 

OF 

THE SELECTMEN 

OF THE FINANCIAL AFFAIRS OF THE 

TOWN OF COHASSET 

AND THE 

REPORTS OF OTHER TOWN OFFICERS 

FOR THE 

YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 

191 2. 



Gazette and Transcript Publishing Co., Weymouth, 
1913. 



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CONTENTS. 



Officers for 1912-1913 . 
Report of the Town Clerk 

Doings of the Town Meeting 

Presidential Primary Meeting, April 30, 1912 

State Primary, Sept. 24, 1912 

Election Record 

Town Clerk's Convention 

Marriyges, Births tind Deaths 
Report of the Town Accountant 

Recapitulation, Town Accountants's Report 
Report of the Sealer of Weights and Measures 
Report of the Selectmen .... 

Report of the Assessors . . ." . 

Assets of the Town ..... 

Total Interest Bearing Debt .... 
Report of the Overseers of the Poor 
Report of the Treasurer and Collector of Taxes 
Report of the School Committee 
Report of the Directors of the Paul Pratt Memorial 

Library ...... 

Cohasset Home Insurance Paid in 1912 . 

Report of the Moth Department 

Report of the Tiee Warden 

Report of the Fire Engineers 

Report of Chief of Police 

Report of Inspector of Wires . 

Report of Committee on Auto Fire Apparatus 

Report of the Surveyor of Highways 

Report of Harbor Improvement Committee 

Report of the Board of Health 



PASS 

5—8 

9—47 

10—26 

26—30 

30—35 

35—38 

39 

40—47 

49—115 

106 — 107 

116 

117—122 

121 — 124 

124 

125 

126—127 

128—134 

135—202 

202—212 
212 
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-218 
-221 
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230 
-247 
-254 
-256 



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TOWN OFFICERS FOR THE YEAR J9J2-J3 



Town Clerk. 
HARRY F. TILDEN, . . Term expires March, 1914 

Selectmen., Assessors and Overseers of Poor. 

PHILANDER BATES, Chairman, Term expires March, 1914 
HERBERT L. BROWN, " " " 1915 

WILLIAM O. SOUTHER, Jr., " " *' 1913 

Treasurer and Collector of Taxes. 
NEWCOMB B. TOWER. 

Highway Surveyor. 
GEORGE JASON. 

Constables, 

SIDNEY L. BEAL, ARTHUR C. LITCHFIELD, 

HENRY E. BRENNOCK, LOUIS J. MORRIS, 

EDWARD E. WENTWORTH. 

Tree Warden. 
JOSEPH E. GRASSIE. 



School Committee. 



CHARLES W. GAMMONS, 
BURTON S. TREAT, 
Miss EDITH M. BATES, . 
CALEB LOTHROP, . 
GEORGE JASON, Jr., 
Mrs. MABEL L. SOUTHER, 



Term expires March, 1913 
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1914 
1914 
1915 
1915 



Trustees of Public 
Miss EDITH M. BATES, . 
Mrs. MARTHA P. HOWE, 
Dr. OLIVER H. HOWE, . 
EDWARD H. TOWER, 
EDWARD NICHOLS, 
GEORGE W. COLLIER, . 
Miss FLORENCE N. BATES, 
Miss SARAH B. COLLIER, 
BURGESS C. TOWER, 



Board of Health, 
WARREN F. SNOW, . . Term expires March, 1915 

IRVING F. SYLVESTER, . . " " " 1914 

Dr. GEORGE OSGOOD, . . '^ " " 1913 

TOWN OFFICERS APPOINTED BY THE SELECTMEN 
FOR THE YEAR \9\2AZ. 



Library, 




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Field Drivers. 
EZEKIEL L. JAMES, ARTHUR C. LITCHFIELD, 

SIDNEY L. BEAL, 



EDWIN BATES, 



JOHN ROCHE. 

Fence Vieivers. 

THOMAS A. ROCHE. 
GEORGE JASON. 



Public Weighers. 
NEWCOMB B. TOWER, MARY P. TOWER, 
ALFRED BEAL, CORNELIUS KENNEY, 

FREDERICK AHEARN, ELIZABETH L. TILDEN, 
HARRY G. WHITTLE, JOSEPH A. VALINE. 

Pound Keeper. 
JAMES F. PINKHAM. 

Keeper of Lock- Up. 
WILLIAM J. BRENNOCK. 



Auctioneers. 
GEORGE F. SARGENT, Jr., EDWARD E. WENTWORTH, 
AARON PRATT, JAMES S. BEAL, 

AUGUST F. B. PETERSEN, JOSEPH E. GRASSIE, 
EPHRAIM SNOW, Jr., BENJAMIN C. TOWER. 

Measurers of Wood and Bark. 
EZEKIEL L. JAMES, CHARLES H. HACKETT, 

FRANKLIN BEAL. 

Surveyors of Lumber. 
ARTHUR O. HIGGINS, JOSEPH P. VALINE. 

Harbor Master. 

MANUEL S. ENOS. 

Assistant—J OliS W. BR EN NOCK. 

Sealer of Weights and Measures. 
EDWARD L. STEVENS. 

Towji Accountant. 
EDWARD L. STEVENS. 

Cattle Inspector. 

DARIUS w. gilbp:rt, v. s. 

Fire Engineers 
HARRY E. MAPES, HENRY E. BRENNOCK, 

WILLIAM H. McARTHUR, GEORGE JASON, 
ANSELM L. BEAL, GEORGE M. ENNICE, 

JAMES S. BEAL. 

Forest Warden. 
W^ILLIAM J. BRENNOCK. 

Chief of Police. 
THOMAS L. BATES. 

Night Police. 
JOSEPH A. ANTOINE, FRANK JASON, 

JOHN J. GRASSIE, SIDNEY L. BEAL, 

^ROBERT AINSLIE, *MANUEL P. VALINE. 



special Police Officers. 
tJOHN FLEMING, tlRA. ADAMS of Hingham, 

tJOSEPH S. ENOS, JOHN ROCHE. 

Superintendent of Moth Work. 
JOSEPH E. GRASSIE. 

Registrars of Voters. 
THOMAS W. DOYLE, . . . Term expires May, 1914 

HENRY E. SWEENEY, . . ** *' '^ 1915 

GEOBGE O. HIGGINS, . . ^^ u .4 1913 

HARRY F. TILDEN, ex-officio and Clerk of Board. 

APPOINTMENTS BY THE BOARD OF HEALTH. 



Milk and Vinegar Inspector 
DARIUS W. GILBERr. 

Inspector of Slaughtering. 

DARIUS W. GILBERT. 



♦To serve six months from May 1. 

tTo serve without compensation from the town 



TOWN OF COHASSET. 



TOWN CLERK^S REPORT 

1912 



Doings of the 

TOWN OF COHASSET 



REPORT OF THE TOWN CLERK, 



CoH ASSET, March 4, 1912. 
At the annual election of Town Officers of the Town 
of Cohasset, held this day, the following vote was cast. 
Registered voters, 678. Women voters, 69. 

Total vote, 568, Total women vote, 48. 

SELECTMEN FOE THREE YEARS. 

Herbert L. Brown 314 

Harry H. Gay 169 

Joseph St. John . . , . . 77 

Blanks 8 

ASSESSOR FOR THREE YEARS. 

Herbert L. Brow^n 309 

Harry H. Gay ...... 160 

Joseph St. John 73 

Blanks 26 

OVERSEER OF POOR FOR THREE YEARS. 

Herbert L. Brown 285 

Harry H. Gay 146 

John \V. Sidney ..... 45 

Joseph St. John 75 

Blanks ' 17 



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DOINGS OF THE 



1912 



TREASURER. 




Newcomb B. Tower . . . . 


480 


James Bethel ..... 


1 


Paul J. Bates 


1 


John W. Sidney 


1 


Bhmks ...... 


85 


COLLECTOR OF TAXES. 




Paul J. Bates 


166 


E. Clarence Tower . . . . . 


49 


Newcomb B. Tower . . . . 


324 


Blanks 


29 


HIGHWAY SURVEYOR. 




George Jason . 


306 


Henry B. Kimball .... 


29 


Frank W. Wheelwright . 


213 


Blanks ...... 


20 


CONSTABLES 




Royal A. Bates 


162 


Sidney L. Beal .... 


257 


Henry E. Brennock 


256 


Arthur W. Flint .... 


123 


John T. Keating .... 


222 


Arthur C. Litchfield 


245 


Louis J. Morris .... 


268 


John F. Murphy .... 


123 


Edward E. Wentworth . 


261 


Dan Desmond .... 


. . 1 


Joe Oliver ..... 


1 


Blanks ..... 


921 


TREE WARDEN 




Joseph E. Grassie 


277 


Henry L. McMahon 


257 


Blanks 


34 



1912 TOWN OF COHASSET 13 

SCHOOL COMMITTEE FOR THREE YEARS. 

Martha P. Howe 253 ' 

George Jason, Jr. . . . . . 347 

Mabel L. Mouther 273 

Blanks 359 

FINANCE COMMITTEE FOR THREE YEARS 

Edgar \V. Bates 258 

Russell B. Tower 293 

Scattering ...... 8 

Blanks ...... 575 

FINANCE COMMITTEE FOR ONE YEAR. 

Evan P. Wentworth .... 287 

Scattering ...... 8 

Blanks 276 

TRUSTEES OF PUBLIC LIBRARY FOR THREE YEARS. 

Florence N. Bates 310 

Sarah B. Collier 307 

Burgess C. Tower 323 

Scatttering . . . . . . 14 

Blanks 751 

BOARD OF HEALTH FOR THREE YEARS. 

John Kennedy . . . . . 221 

Warren F. Snow 256 

John W. Sidney 1 

Blanks 90 

Acceptance of Section one to fourteen, inclusive of Chap- 
ter 28 of the Revised Laws authorizing cities and towns to 
lay out public parks within their limits. 

Yes 173 



No 

Blanks .... 

LIQUOR LICENSE VOTE 



Yes 

No 



208 

187 

179 
316 



Blanks ..... 73 



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DOINGS OF THE 



1912 



At a leofal 



meeting 



of 



CoH ASSET, March 11, 1912. 
the inhabitants of the town of 



Cohasset held this day the several articles contained in the 
warrant were acted upon as follows : — 

Article 1 . To choose a Moderator to preside at this meeting. 

Chose Harry E. Mapes Moderator. 

Art. 2. To choose all town officers not required to be 
elected by ballot. 

Voted, That all town officers not required to be elected by 
ballot be chosen and appointed by the Selectmen. 

Art. 3. To act upon the reports of the Town Accountant, 
Town Clerk, Selectmen, Assessors, Overseers of the Poor, 
Collector and Treasurer, School Committee, Treasurer of 
the Public Library, Tree Warden, Superintendent of xMoth 
Work, Highway Surveyor, Board of Health, Board of Fire 
Engineers, Sealer of Weights and Measures, Directors of 
the Paul Pratt Memorial Library, Finance Committee and 
Harbor Improvement Committee. 

Each of the above reports were by a vote accepted. 

Voted, To accept the report of Trustees of Cohasset Free 
Public Library as read. 

Voted, That the following sums of money be raised and 
appropriated : 

Art. 4. For payment of debt . . . $8,000 00 

For payment of interest . . 3,200 00 

For support and relief of poor . 7,566 39 

For support of schools . . 20,950 00 

For support of libraries . . 2,100 00 

For support of highway and side- 



5. 
6. 

7. 
8. 
9. 



Art. 
Art. 
Art. 
Art. 
Art. 

walks 
Art. 10. 
Art. 11. 
Art. 12. 
Art. 13. 



For waterinor or oilino^ streets 

For removing snow 

For electric lights for streets 

For water for hydrants and public 



buildings 



12,100 00 

5,000 00 

1,500 00 

6,850 00 

4,000 00 



1912 



TOWN OF COHASSET 



15 



For transportation of scholars 
For soldiers and sailors relief 



Art. 14. 
Art. 15. 

Art. 16. For town oflScers ( 

$418.95 now due) . 

Art. 17. For police department 

Art. 18. For fire department 

Art. 19. For Memorial Day 

Art 20. For military aid 

Art. 21. Moth work . 

Art. 22. Printing 

Art. 23. Town hall . 

Art. 24. For forest fires 

Art. 25. For Tree Warden 

Art. 26. For Board of Health 
As follows : — 

Salaries . 
Printinor . 
Quarantine 



ncludinof 



Milk and vinegar 



m 



Art. 27. 



spection 
Fumigation 
Inspection of mea 

and provisions 
Sanitary inspection 
Telephone of Secre 

tary of Board 
Vital statistics . 
For town common and 
interest on Billings 
Fund 
For incidentals . 
For Fore River Bridgfe 
For lesfal counsel 



$275 00 

75 00 

150 00 

150 00 
50 00 

150 00 
300 00 

14 00 

25 00 



3,300 00 

600 00 

5,399 75 

6,686 00 

1,500 00 

250 00 

250 00 

4,000 00 

600 00 

1,200 00 

600 00 

600 00 

1,189 00 



Art. 28. 
Art. 29. 
Art. 30. 

Art. 31. Will the town authorize the Treasurer, with 
the approval of the Selectmen, to hire what money may be 



400 00 
2,000 00 
150 00 
800 00 



16 DOINGS OF THE 1912 

needed in anticipation of the taxes of the current year ; to 
be paid as soon as money sufficient for the purpose is re- 
ceived. 

Voted, That the Town Treasurer, with the approval of the 
Selectmen, be and hereby is authorized to borrow money 
from time to time in anticipation of the taxes of the 
municipal year beginning Jan. 1,1912, to an amount not 
exceeding in the aggregate $60,000, and to issue a note or 
notes therefor payable within one year any debt or debts in- 
curred under this vote, to be paid from the taxes of said 
municipal year. 

Art. 32. In what manner will the town collect the taxes 
and at what time shall they be paid into the treasury? 

Voted, That the taxes be collected in the same manner 
and way as last year. 

Art. 33. What compensation will the town allow the 
Collector of Taxes for the current year? 

Voted, That the compensation of the Collector of Taxes 
be $894. 

Art. 34. To hear the report of the Selectmen on guide- 
boards, or act thereon. 

Voted, That the report be accepted as read. 

Art. 35. To hear the report of any committee heretofore 
chosen or appointed. 

Voted, To accept the report of the Committee on En- 
croachments, and the committee be discharged. 

Voted to reconsider Art. 3. 

Voted that the town accept the report of the Harbor Im- 
provement Committee but not its recommendations and the 
committee be discontinued. 

Voted that all the other reports under Art. 3 be accepted. 

Art. 36. To see if the town will authorize the Selectmen 
to insure or reinsure the public buildings of the town in such 
amounts as they deem proper, and pay the premiums from 
the Corporation Tax or act on anything relating thereto. 



1912 TOWN OF COHASSET 17 



Voted that the Selectmen be so authorized and that the 
sum of $()00.00 be raised and appropriated. 

Art. 37. Will the town raise and appropriate the sum of 
$100 for the maintenance of the alewive fishery on Bound 
Brook during 1912, or act on anything relating thereto? 

Voted that the town raise and a))})ropriate $100. for the 
maintenance of the alewive fishery to l)e expended by the 
Selectmen. 

Art. 3^. Will the town instruct the Selectmen to oppose 
the *'Kiley Bill" so called; annexation to Boston and the 
Metropolitan Planning Board Bill or act on anything rela- 
ting thereto ? 

Voted that the Selectmen be instructed to op[)o.se the 
Kiley bill and the Metropolitan Planning Board bill and 
that the said Selectmen be authorized to pay any necessary 
exi)enses from the corporation tax foj* 1912. 

Art. 39. Benjamin D. Hyde and others, To see if the 
town will reimburse the Selectmen fr«>m the Corporation 
Tax for the amount of $2123.45 and interest $55.60, total 
$2179.05 paid out by them for dredging in Cohasset harbor 
1911, or act on anything relating thereto. 

Voted, That the town reimburse the Selectmen from cor- 
poration tax for the amount of $2179.05 paid out by them 
for dredging Cohasset harbor. 

Art, 40. Manuel S. Enos and others : Will the town 
raise and appropriate the sum of $300. for float and run to 
be placed in the town dock, to be used for commercial pur- 
poses under the direction of the Selectmen, or act or any- 
thin or relatinor thereto. 

Voted, To raise and appropriate $300. for float and run 
as specified in the article, said appropriation to be expended 
under direction of Selectmen, Harbor Masters C. W. Bar- 
ron, Frank Martin, Jr. 

Art. 41. Daniel N. Tower and other? : Will the Town 
raise and appropriate the sum of $500 for providing, placing. 



18 DOINGS OF THE 1912 

care, maintenance, renewal, etc., of the buoys and lights in 
Cohasset Harbor and for other matters connected with the 
improvement and maintenance of said harbor, said sum to be 
expended under the direction of the Harbor Improvement 
Committee or act on anything relating thereto? 

Voted, To raise and ap})ropriate $500 for providing, plac- 
ing, care, maintenance of buoys, etc., in Cohasset Harbor 
said appropriation to be expended under direction of Select- 
men, Harbor IVIaster, C. W. Barron and Frank Mar- 
tin, Jr. 

Art. 42. Oliver H. Howe and others: Will the Town 
raise and appropriate the sum of $100 for the purchase of 
the Thomas Spear lot of Meadow Harbor frontage on 
Margin Street, between H. A. Tilden's property on the west 
and the Wheelwright lot on the east, a landing privilege 
being reserved to the grantor, or act on anything relating 
thereto ? 

Voted, That the Town raise and appropriate the sum of 
$100 for the purchase of the Thomas Spear lot of Meadow 
Harbor frontage on Margin Street between H. A. Tilden's 
property on the west and the Wheelwright lot on the east, a 
landing privilege being reserved to the grantor. 

Art. 43. Stephen R. Nichols and others : Will the Town 
vote to accept the deed to the meadow land on Margin 
Street donated by Mrs. Sarah C. Wheelwright to the town, 
or take any^action relating thereto? 

Voted, That the Town accept with thanks the deed to the 
meadow land on Margin Street donated by Mrs. Sarah C. 
Wheelwright to the town, and that the property be called 
the Wheel wrii^ht Landinjr. 

Art. 44. Frank P. Martin, Jr., and others: Will the 
Town raise and appropriate the sum of $425 for the pur- 
chase of about three acres of meadow land lying between 
Border Street and Bailey's Creek, belonging to Manuel E. 



1912 TOWN OF COH ASSET 19 

Salvudor, a part of the meadow adjoining the creek being 
reserved for the grantor, or act on anything rehiting 
thereto ? 

Voted, That the Town raise and appropriate $425 to pur- 
chase the land of Manuel E. Salvador and that a landing 
privilege be reserved to the grantor. 

Art. 45. George Jason, Jr., and others : To see if the 
town will raise and appro})riate the sum of $450, to be ex- 
pended under the direction of the Selectmen for recreation 
purposes, or act on anything in relation thereto. 

Voted, That the sum of $450 be raised and appropriated, 
to be expended for recreation purposes, under the diicction 
of a committee composed of the Selectmen, George Jason, 
Jr., M. A. Grajisie, H. K. Bartow, J. P. Gardiner, Stanley 
C. Lary and John W. Sidney. 

Art. 46. Richard N. Hare and others: Will the town 
raise and apporpriate the j-um of $300 for the purpose of 
lowering the grade on Oak street, Lincoln Hillside? 

Voted, That the sum of $300 be raised and appropriated. 

Art. 47. Joseph E. Grassi(j and others: Will the town 
raise and appropriate the sum of $1,000 for the purpose of 
a sprayer and the necessary equipments for the suppression 
of the gyp>^y and brown tail moths, or act on anything re- 
lating thereto ? 

Voted, That $1,000 be raised and appropriated for the 
purpose mentioned in above article. 

Art. 48. John W. Sidney and others: Will the town 
raise and appropriate a sufficient sum of money to purchase 
the land known as Joaquins Island, owned by Clarence W. 
Barron, for the use of the citizens of the town, or act on 
anything relating thereto ? 

Voted, That this article be laid on the table. 

Art. 49. Irving F. Sylvester and others : Will the town 
raise and appropriate the sum of $100 for the purpose of in- 



20 DOINGS OF THE ' 1912 

stalling a fire alarm box at the corner of North Main street 
and Forest avenue, or act on anything relating thereto? 

Voted, That the sum of $100 be raised and appropriated 
for above purpose. 

Art. 50. Harry E. Mapes and others : Will the town 
raise and appropriate the sum of $5200 for the purchase of 
an automobile combmation chemical and hose wagon for the 
use of the fire department, or act on anything relating 
thereto ? 

Voted, That the town raise and appropriate the sum of 
$5200 for the purchase of an automobile combination chemi- 
cal and hose wagon for the use of the fire department, to be 
purchased by a committee of five to consist of Chief Harry 
E. Mapes, Assistant Chief Henry E. Brennock, Selectman 
Herbert L. Brown and William O. Souther, Jr. , and the Town 
Accountant, Edward L. Stevens. 

Voted to take up Article 71. 

Will the town instruct its Selectmen in the matter of a 
proposition received from the Selectmen of Scituate in re- 
gard to the Cohasset-Scituate boundary controversy or act 
on anything relating thereto? 

The following is the proposition received from the Select- 
men of Scituate. 

** In accordance with the instructions of the Town of 
Scituate, at a meeting held January 27, 1912, the Selectmen 
of Scituate submit to the Selectmen of Cohasset the following 
propositions relative to the Cohasset-Scituate boundary con- 
troversy for their consideration : 

1st. The police officers of the town of Cohasset may ex- 
ercise all the powers and duties of their office in the tern- 
tory lying northerly and westerly of the following described 
line : Beginning at a stone bound in the dividing line be- 
tween the said towns on the edge of Bailey's creek, so called, 
thence running easterly with the center of the creek to the 



1912 TOWN OF COHASSET 21 

center of Briggs harbor, so called, thence out the center of 
said Briggs harbor in a northerly course to the sea. 

2d. The town of Scituate shall 'make only such permits 
or regulations within the above territor}^ as may be mutually 
agreed upon by the selectmen of the said tow^ns of Scituate 
and Cohasset." 

JAMES W. TURNER, 
E. PARKER WELCH, 
FREDERIC T. BAILEY, 

Selectmen of Scituate. 

By a vole of tliis uieeling Mr. Frederic T. Bailey and 
Mr. Henry T. Bailey spoke upon this subject. 

The town voted by a unanimous vote. 

That the Selectmen of Cohasset be instructed to take 
such action as may be necessary to settle the boundary line 
controversy as per the vote taken by the town of Scituate. 

Voted, That the thanks of this meeting be extended to 
Mr. Henry T. Bailey and the citizens of the town of Scitu- 
ate for their kindness in having Mr. Bailey appear before us 
today . 

Art. 51. Arthur Mulvey and others: To see if the 
town will raise and appropriate the sum of $200. to be ex- 
pended by the Selectmen for the purpose of clearing away 
obstrutions in James brook (or river) from Smith place to 
the Cove bridge, also for the care of the gate at Cove bridge, 
or act or anything relating thereto. 

Voted, That the sum of $200. be raised and appropriated 
for above purpose. 

Art. 52. Joseph G. Enos and others : Will the Town 
instruct the Selectmen to appoint an Inspector of Wires in 
accordance with Chap. 122, Sec. 18, of the Revised Laws of 
Massachusetts, and raise and appropriate the sum of $250 
{two hundred and fifty dollars) for vthe salary of said 
Inspector of Wires for the ensuing year, or act on anything 
relating thereto ? 



22 DOINGS OF THE 1912 

Voted, That the Town instruct the Selectmen to appoint 
an Inspector of Wiies in accordance with Chap. 122, Sec. 
18, of the Revised Laws of Massachusetts and raise and 
ai)pr()priatc the sum of $250 for the sahiry of said Inspector 
of ^^ ires for the ensuing year. 

Voted, To take up Art. 73. 

Art. 73. William O. Souther, Jr., and others : Will the 
Town adopt a uniform rate of thirty cents an hour in all 
departments for laborers, or act on anything relating thereto ? 

Voted, That the Town pay thirty cents an hour for laUor 
in all departments. 

Act. 53. George Jason, Jr., and others: Will the Town 
raise and appropriate the sum of $60 for the purpose of 
installing a four-way hydrant on the northerly side of P^lm 
Street, near its junction with the Osgood School driveway, 
the exact location iu be determined by the Board of Engi- 
neers, or act on anything relating thereto? 

Voted, That the sum of one hundred and ten dollars be 
raised and appropriated for the purpose of installing a four- 
way h^'djant on the northerly side of Elm Street near its 
junction with the Osgood School driveway, the exact loca- 
tion to be tietermincd by the Board of Ejigineers of the Fire 
Department. 

Art. 54. (jeorge fJason aiul others: Will the Town raise 
and appro[)riate the sum of $850 for the purpose of pur- 
chasing a cart suitable for applying hot oil or tar to the roads, 
or act on anything relating thereto? 

Vole(^, That the Town raise and appropriate the sum of 
$850 for the purpose mentioned in this article, and that the 
Highway Surveyor be empowered to make the purchase. 

Art. 55. George eJason and others :■ Will the town raise 
and ap])ropriate the sum of $250 for the purchase of a road 
.swee[)er, or act on anytliing thereto? 

Voted, That the town raise and appropriate the sum of 



1912 TOWN OF COHASSET 23 

$250 tor the purpose mentioned in this article, and that the 
Highway Surveyor be empowered to make the purchase. 

Art. 56. George Jason and others : Will the town ap- 
point a committee to consider the advisability of purchasing 
gravel banks for supplying material for the roads of Co- 
hasset, or act on anything relating thereto? 

Voted, That the Moderator appoint a committee of three 
to consider the advisability of purchasing gravel banks for 
the above purpose, and report at some future meeting of the 
town. Committee ap[)ointed were Daniel N. Tower, Edward 
L. Stevens and Arthur Mulvey. 

Art. 57. George W. Collier and others : Will the town 
instruct its Selectmen to install modern toilet facilities at the 
Town Hall, or act on anytiiing relating thereto? 

Voted, That a committee consisting of Gilbert S. Tower, 
Manuel A. Grassic and Stephen R. Nichols be appointed 
to prepaie and present at the next Town Meeting plans and 
estimates for modern toilet rooms in the Town Hall, and for 
that purpose the sum of ^'25 be raised and appropriated. 

Art. 58. Gilbert S. Tower and others : Will the town 
instruct its Selectmen to cause a tire hydrant, with four out- 
lets, to be installed on Depot Court, opposite Tilden's stable, 
or act on anything relating thereto? 

Voted, That the Selectmen be instmcted to install a fire 
hydrant, with four outlets and a steamer connection, on 
Depot Court, opposite Tilden's stable, and that the sum of 
$135 be raised and appropriated for that purpose. 

Art. 59. To see if the town will conlirm the vote of the 
annual meeting of March 5th, 1906, and instruct the Select- 
men to draw fmm any available funds in the treasury (i. e., 
balances of unexpended ap})ropriations and corporation tax 
which have reverted) the balances due on the bequests of 
Robert Charles Billings, $1,150, for the park at the centre, 
and $1,000 for tl:te Billings-Pratt Park in Beechwood, to in- 
vest the said balances and to apply the annual interest pro- 



*24 DOINGS OF TH£ 1912 

portionately to the maintenance of said parks, or act on 
anything rehiting thereto? 

Voted, That the Selectmen be instructed to act in accord- 
ance with the terms of this article. 

Art. 60. To see if the town will accept the provisions 
of Section 1 to 9 inclusive of Chapter 50 of the Revised 
Laws as affected by Chapter 216 of the Acts of 1908, in re- 
lation to laying out, re-locating, altering, widening, grading 
or discontinuing a town way. 

Voted, That the town accept the al)ove named provisions 
of tne Revised Laws. 

Art. 61. To see if the town will accept the provisions of 
Section 42 to 45 inclusive of Chapter 49 of the Revised 
Laws, as atFected by Clia})ter 216 of the Acts of 1908, in re- 
lation to the establishing and constructing of sidewalks. 

Voted, That the town accept the above named provisions 
of the Revised Laws. 

Art. Q2. To vote by ballot upon the following question : 

"Shall an act passed by the General court in the year 
nineteen hundred and eight, entitled an act to [)rovide for 
the ])r()te('tion of forest or sprout lands from fire, be ac- 
cepted by this town?" 

Voted, That the Town Clerk cast one ballot in favor of 
this article. 

An. 63. George G. Monteiro and others: Will the 
town raise and appropriate the sum of $20 to place an elec- 
tric light in the avenue leading from Stockbridge street, op. 
posite the residence of iManuel P. Valine ; said light to be 
opposite the residence of George G. Moiiteiro or act 
thereon ? 

Voted, That the sum of $20 be raised and appropriated 
for the above purpose. 

Art. 64. Louis P. Goodwin and others: Will the town 
raise and a[)propriate the sum of one hundred and thirty- 
nitie dollars and thirty-seven cents ($139.87) to reimburse 



1912 TOWN OF COH ASSET 25 

the Finance committee for expenses of the year 1911, as per 
their annual report, or act on anything rehiting thereto? 

Voted, By an unanimous vote that the sum of 1199.37 be 
raised and appropriated for the above purpose. 

Voted, To take up Article 70. 

Art. 70. Frank C Oliver and others : Will the town 
amend the By-Laws by striking out Article 4, Sections 1 to 
6 inclusive, and by so doing abolish the Finance Com- 
mittee ? 

Voted, That this article be voted upon by by ballot and 
check list used. 

227 voted upon above question of wliieh 148 were "Yes" 
and 79 -Xo." 

Art. 65. Louis P. Goodwin and others : Will the Town 
raise and appro})aiate the sum of one hundred and fifty dol- 
lars ($150) to be used for the expenses of the Finance Com- 
mittee, or act on anything relating thereto? 

Voted, That this article be indefinitely postponed. 

Art. 66. Frederick G. James and others : Will the Town 
raise and appropriate a sufficient sum of money to install 
and maintain six additional lights on King Street, or act on 
anything relating thereto ? 

Voted, That the sum of $120 be raised and appropriated 
for the above purpose and said lights be placed by the 
Selectmen. 

Art. 67. Arthur Mulvey and others : To see if the Town 
will raise and appropriate the sum of $200 to be expended 
by the Selectmen, for clearing and keeping clean the water 
of Straits Pond, also for the care of the tide gates during 
1912, or act on anything relating thereto. 

Voted, That the sum of $200 be raised and appropriated 
to be expended by the Selectmen for the purpose mentioned 
in the above article. 

Art. 68. George Jason, Jr., and others : Will the^Town 
raise and aj)propriate the sum of $450 to improve the sani- 



26 



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1912 



tary arrangements of the Beech wood School, or act on any- 
thino: relatinoj thereto? 

Voted, That the sum of $450 be raised and appropriated 
for above purpose. 

Art. 69. George P. Sargent, Jr., and others: Will the 
Town raise and appropriate a sufficient sum of money to 
cause a fire alarm box to be placed on Beechwood Street, 
near the residence of Thomas A. Stevens? 

Voted, That the sum of $90 be raised and appropriated for 
above purpose. 

Art. 70. Recorded above. 

Art. 71. Recorded above. 

Art. 72. Ezekiel L. James and others : Will the Town 
reconsider their action upon Art. 16 in the Town Warrant 
for year 1909, wherein they voted to elect a Board of Health 
under the Revised Laws of the Acts of 1902? 

Voted, That this article be indefinitely postponed. 

Art. 73. Voted on as above recorded. 

Voted, That the thanks of this meeting be extended to the 
Moderator for the able and impartial manner in which he 
presided over it. 



VOTE AT PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY, APRIL 30, 

1912. 
Total Republican vote cast was 197, as follows; 

DELEG ATES-AT-LARGE . 

Charles 8. Baxter of Medford . 
George W. Coleman of Boston 
Frederick Fostick of Fitchburg 



Albert Bushnell Hart of Cambridge 
Octave A. La Riviere of "Springfield 
James P. Magenis of Boston . 
Arthur L. Nason of Haverhill . 
Alvin G. Weeks of Falf River 
Frank Seiberlick of Boston 



71 
70 
68 
70 
71 
69 
69 
70 
6 



1912 



TOWN OF COHASSET 



27 



Winthiop Miirniy Crane of Dalton . 


99 


John L. Bates of Boston . 


100 


Lucius Tuttle of Brookline 


98 


John W. Weeks of Newton 


100 


Samuel B. Capen of Boston 


98 


Samuel J. Elder of Winchester 


99 


James F. Cavanagh of Everett 


97 


Edmond Cote of Fall River 


93 


Blanks ..... 


228 


ALTERNATE DELEGATES-AT-LARGE 




John D. Long of Ilingham 


121 


Benjamin H. Anthony of New Bedford 


117 


Frank V^ogel of Boston . 


115 


Joseph Monette of Xiawrence . 


115 


Charles H. Innes of Boston 


115 


Walter Ballantyne of Boston . 


115 


Isaac L. Roberts of Boston 


114 


Ernest (i. Adams of Worcester 


111 


Charles L. Burrill of Boston . 


67 


Thomas F. Doherty of Boston 


67 


Richard R. Flynn of Somerville 


66 


John Larrahee of Melrose 


65 


John G. Maxtield of Springfield 


66 


Max Mitchell of Boston . 


67 


Cassius A. Ward of Boston 


67 


Russell A. \A'ood of Cambrido^e 


67 


Blanks ..... 


121 


DISTRICT DELEGATES 14tH DISTRIC 


;t' 


Eldon B. Keith, of Brockton . 


69 


Warren A. Swift, of Taunton . 


69 


Walter 0. Luscombe, of Falmouth . 


113 . 


Horace A. Keith, of Brockton 


115 


Blanks 


28 



DOINGS OF THE 



1912 



ALTERNATE DISTRICT DELEGATES, 14tH 

William A. Nje of Bonrne 
Lymon P. Thomas of Middleborough 
Clarence A. Barnes of Mansfield 
Nathaniel J. W. Fish of Taunton . 
Blanks ..... 



DISTRICT. 

62 

61 

109 

107 

55 



PREFERENCE FOR A CANDIDATE FOR PRESIDENT OF THE 
UNITED STATES. 

Robert M. LaFollet of Wisconsin . . 3 

69 



Theodore Roosevelt of New York 
William Howard Taft of Ohio 
Charles E. Hughes 

Blanks .... 



108 

1 

16 



PREFERENCE FOR A CANDIDATE FOR . VICE-PRESIDENT OF 
THE UNITED STATES. 

W. T. Snow 1 

John L. Bates ..... 3 

H. L. Brown 2 

J. T. Fitzgerald 1 

Senator Beverley ..... 2 

E. N. Foss I 

Robert Luce ...... 1 

Curtis Guild 1 

LaFollet 4 

James S. Sherman ..... 3 

W. J. Bryan 1 

John W. Sidney 1 

Blanks 176 

Total Democratic vote cast was 38 as follows : 

DELGATES-AT.LARGE. 

Frank J. Dononhue of Boston . . 15 

K. Gerry Brown of Brockton ... 19 

" Johh W. Coughlin, of Fall River . . 22 

John F. Fitzgerald of Boston . . 28 

Charles J. Martell of Boston ... 19 



1912 



TOWN OF COHASSET 



29 



Humphrey O'Sulllvan of Lowell 
Charles B. Strecker of Brookline 
David Walsh of Fitchburg , 
Henry F. Burt of Taunton 
Henry T. Schaefer of Boston . 
George Fred Williams of Dedham 
John P. Sweeney of Methuen . 
James H. Vahey of Waterlown . 
John A. Keliher of Boston 
William P. Haygs of Springfield 
Blanks .... 



23 

13 

21 

7 

5 

7 

12 

8 
17 

82 



ALTERNATE DELEGATES-AT-LARGE 

James M. Folan of Norwood . 
Joseph J. Leonard of Boston 
Andrew A. Badaracco of Boston 
Charles F, Campbell of Worcester 
Peter J. Flaherty of Saugus . 
James M. Folan of Norwood . 
Daniel H. Maguire of Haverhill 
Luke J. Minahan of Pittsfiield 
Daniel M. O'Brien of Rockland 
Joseph F. O. Connell of Boston 
John P. Lane of Lawrence 
Blanks .... 



11 

12 
20 
22 
26 
19 
26 
24 
23 
21 
9 
85 



DISTRICT DELEGATES FOURTEENTH DISTRICT. 

George M. Harlow of Plymouth . . 24 

Thomas C. Thacher of Yarmouth . . 20 

James E. Handrahan of Brockton . . 17 

Blanks 15 



ALTERNATE DISTRICT DELEGATES FOURTEENTH DISTRICT. 

Edward P. Boynton of Abington . . 10 

18 
42 



John O' Hearne of Taunton 
Blanks 



30 DOINGS OF THE 1912 



PREFERENCE FOR A CANDIDATE OF PRESIDENT OF UNITED 

STATES 

Champ Clark of Missouri . . . 16 

Woodrow Wilson of New Jersey . . 11 

Eugene N. Foss ..... 4 

Blanks 7 

PREFERENCE FOR A CANDIDATE OF VICE-PRESIDENT. 

Blank. 

VOTE AT STATE PRIMARY SEPTEMBER 24, 

1912. 

Total Republican vote was 63, as follows : 

GOVERNOR. 

Everett C. Benton of Belmont . . 10 

Joseph Walker of Brookline . . . 49 

Charles Bird 1 

• Blanks 3 

LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR. 

Robert Luce of Somerville . . . 57 

Blanks 6 

SECRETARY. 

Albert P. Langtry of Spring6eld . . 56 

Blanks 7 

TREASURER. 

Elmer A. Stevens of Somerville . . 57 

Blanks 6 

AUDITOR. 

John E. White of Tisbury ... 56 

Blanks 7 

ATTORNEY-GENERAL. 

James M. Swift of P^ill River ... 56 

Blanks 7 



1912 TOWN OP COHASSET 31 

CONGRESSMAN, 16tH DISTRICT. 

William J. Bullock of New Bedford . 30 

William A. Nye of Bourne ... 12 

Joseph Walsh of Falmouth ... 9 

Blanks 12 

COUNCILLOR FIRST DISTRICT. 

Eben S. S. Keith of Bourne ... 53 

Blanks 10 

SENATOR FIRST PLYMOUTH DISTRICT. 

Frederic M. Hersey of Hingham . . 65 

Blanks 8 

REPRESENTATIVE IN GENERAl^ COURT, THIRD PLYMOUTH 
DISTRICT. 

Fred L. Fisher of Norwood . . . 16 

Evan F. Richardson of Millis ... 38 

Blanks 9 

COUNTY TREASURER. 

Heny D. Humphrey of Dedhara . . 53 

- Blanks 10 

COUNTY COMMISSIONER (To fill vacancy) Norfolk. 

Everett M. Bowker of Brookline . . 34 

William Craig of Brookline ... 22 

ii-lanks ....... 7 

STATE COMMITTEE. 

John W. Churchill of Plymouth . . 50 

Blanks 13 

DELEGATES TO STATE CONVENTION. 

Eugene N. Tower. . . • . 56 

Edward E. Wentworth .... 57 

Blanks 13 



32 DOINGS OF THE 


1912 


TOWN COEMITTEE. 




Eugene N. Tower .... 


56 


Edward L. Stevens 




55 


Evan Parker Wentworth 




55 


Anselm L. Beal 




55 


Edward E. H. Souther . 




54 


Edward E. Wentworth . 




55 


Herbert L. Brown . 




57 


Blanks 




57 



VOTE AT STATE PRIMARY, SEPT. 24, 1912. 
Total Democratic vote was 26, as follows : 



GOVERNOR. 

Eugene N. Foss of Boston 
Joseph C. Pelletier of Boston 

LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR. 

Edward P. Barry of Boston 
David I. Walsh of Fitchburg . 
Blanks ..... 

SECRETARY. 

Frank J. Donahue of Boston . 
Blanks 

TREASURER. 

Joseph L. p. St. Coeur of Cambridge 
Blanks ..... 

AUDITOR. 

James F. Carens of Newburyport . 
Blanks ..... 

ATTORNEY-GENERAL. 

George W. Anderson of Boston 
Blanks ..... 



21 
5 



4 

20 

2 



21 
5 

20 
6 

19 

7 

21 
5 



1912 



TOWN OF COHASSET 



33 



CONGRESSMAN, 16tH DISTRICT. 




Thomas C. Thacher of Yarmouth 


23 


Blanks 


3 


COUNCILLOR, FIRST DISTRICT. 




Alfred E. Green of Duxbury . 


20 


Blanks 


6 


SENATOR FIRST PLYMOUTH DISTRICT. 




Clarence W. Harding Whitman 


19 


Frederic M. Hersey .... 


1 


Blanks 


6 



REPRESENTATIVE IN GENERAL COURT THIRD PLYMOUTH 
DISTRICT 



William H. Hennessy of Hingham . 
Blanks ... 

COUNTY COMMISSIONER, NORFOLK, 

Harry Patterson 
William Craig 
Everett M. Bowker 
Daniel McSweeney 
Blanks 

COUNTY TREASURER. 

George Jason ..... 

Blanks ...... 

COUNTY COMMISSIONER (To fill vacancy) 
John Salvador ..... 

Everett M. Bowker .... 

Blanks ...... 

STATE CO]MMITTEE. 

George M. Harlow of Plymouth 
George Jason ..... 

Blanks ...... 



22 
4 



1 
1 
1 
1 
22 

1 
25 

1 

1 

24 

17 
1 

8 



34 



DOINGS OF THE 



1912 



DELEGATES TO STATE CONVENTION. 


Arthur Mulvey 


3 


George P. Neagle . 


1 


George Jason, Jr., 


1 


eToseph K. Grassie . 


1 


Blanks .... 


46 


TOWN COMMITTEE 


. 


Bartholomew Daley 


16 


Joseph St. John 


18 


AVilliam H. Brown 


18 


Joseph E. Grassie 


19 


Daniel Donovan 


18 


Cornelius Kenny 


17 


John J. Grassie 


18 


Arthur Mulvey . . . • 


19 


Michael Sweeney . . . 


1 


Daniel McSweeney 


1 


John Roche .... 


1 



MILITARY DUTY. 

The number of men liable to perform military duty April 
1, 1912, were 362. 

DOGS LICENSED. 

Number of Hogs licensed in Cohassett from Dec. 1, 1911, 
to Dec. 1. 1912, were as follows: 

Male 141 

Female ....... 24 

Female (spayed) ..... 7 



Total 



172 



HARRY F. TILDEN, 

Towu Clprk, 



1915 



TOWN OF COHASSET 



35 



ELECTION RECORD OF NOVEMBER 5, 

1912. 



Registered votes in Cohasset 
Total number of ballots cast 



660 
532 



ELECTION OF PRESIDENT AND VICE-PRESIDENT. 



Chafin and Watkins, Progressive 
Debs and Seidel, Socialist 
Reimer and Gillhaus, Socialist Labor 
Rroosevelt and Johnson, Progressive 
Taft and Sherman, Republican 
Wilson and Marshall, Democratic . 
Ballots with electors partly marked 
Blanks 



1 

4 



159 

170 

168 

5 

25 



GOVERNOR. 

Charles S. Bird of Walpole 
Eugene N. Foss of Boston 
Patrick Mulligan of Boston 
Frank N. Rand of Haverhill 
Roland D. Sawyer of Ware 
Joseph Walker of Brookline 
Blanks 



161 

174 

1 

1 

3 

163 

29 



LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR 

Daniel Cosgrove of Lowell 
Alfred H. Evans of Northampton 
Robert Luce of Somerville 
Robert B. Martin of Boston 
Dennis McGoff of New Bedford 
David I. Walsh of Fitchburg . 
Blanks .... 



110 
4 

292 
7 
1 

151 
57 



36 



DOINGS OF THE 



1912 



SECRETARY. 

Frank J. Donahue of Boston . 
Ellen Hayes of Wellesley 
Albert P. Langtry of Springfield 
Karl Lindstrand of Lynn 
William W. Nash of Westborough 
Russell A. Wood of Cambridge 
Blanks .... 



118 
4 

206 
1 
2 

105 
96 



TREASURER. 

Charles A. Chace of Swansea . 
David Craig of Milford . 
Eldon B. Keith of Brockton . 
Joseph L. P. St. Coeur of Canibridge 
Elmer A. Stevens of Somerville 
Louis F. Weiss of Worcester . 
Blanks ..... 



7 
1 

105 

109 

218 

3 

89 



AUDITOR. 

James F. Carens of Newburyport 
Herbert B. GriflSn of Boston . 
Octave A. La Riviere of Springfield 
Sylvester J. Mc Bride of Watertown 
Jeremiah P. McMally of Salem 
John E. White of Tisbury 

Blanks . . . . . 



117 
4 

105 
5 
4 

208 
89 



ATTORNEY-GENERAL. 

George W. Anderson ot Boston 
Frank Bombach of Boston 
Freemen T. Cromniett of Chelsea 
H. Huestis Newton of Everett 
George E. Roewer, Jr., of Boston 
James M. Swift of Fall River 
Blanks .... 



126 
2 
3 

105 
5 

207 
84 



1912 



TOWN OF COHASSET 



87 



CONGRESSMAN, SIXTEENTH DISTRICT 

William J. Bullock of New Bedford 
Joseph Palme of New Bedford 
Thomas C. Thacher of Yarmouth . * 
Thomas Thompson of New Bedford 
Blanks ..... 



177 
4 

199 
99 
53 



COUNCILLOR, FIRST DISTRICT. 

Alfred E. Green of Duxbury . . . 142 

Eben S. S. Keith of Bourne ... 256 

Blanks 134 



SANATOR, FIRST PLYMOUrH DISTRICT. 

William B. Arnold of Abington . . 108 

Clarence W. Harding of Whitman . . 120 

Frederic M. Mersey of Hingham . . 228 

AVilliam P. Wrjglit of Abington . . 4 

Blanks /' . . " . . . 72 



REPRESENTATIVE IN (iKNERAL COURT, THIRD PLYMOUTH 

DISTRICT. 



William H. Hennessy of Flingham 
Ira G. Ilersey of Hingham 
Blanks \ . ^ . 



157 
273 
102 



COUNTY COMMISSIONER, NORFOLK COUNTY. 

Albert Hess of Randolph . . .7 
Thomas D. Mullin of Canton . . . 81 

Evan F. Richardson of Millis ... 209 
Elisha Nye Thayer of Braintree . . Ill 

Blanks 24 



38 



DOINGS OF THE 



1^12 



COUNTY COMMISSIONER, NORFOLK COUNTY. 


(To fill vaciincy.) 




Everet M. Bowker of Brook line 


234 


Charles M. Donohue of Needham 


93 


David Smith of Wellesly 


7 


Bernard Hutchins Whitney of Dedham 


109 


Blanks 


94 


COUNTY TREASURER. 




Henry D. Humphrey of Dedham 


224 


Herbert Mcintosh of Sharon 


122 


Alex E. Wight of Wellesly . 


4 


E. Clarence Tower 


1 


Blanks ..... 


181 



Acceptance of amendment to the constitution disqualify- 
ing from voting persons convicted of certain offenses : 

Yes 223 

No . . 62 

Blanjs 247 



Acceptance of amendment to the constitution relative to 
the taxation of wild or forest lands : 



Yes 
No 

Blanks 



206 

59 

267 



Accptance of "An act relative to pensioning laborers 
the employ of cities and towns : 

Yes . - 189 

No ....... 124 

Blanks 219 



in 



1912 TOWN OF COKASSh^T 39 

CONVENTION OF TOWN CLERKS. 

THIRD PLYMOUTH REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT. 

On the fifteenth day of November, A. D., 1912, the 
Town Clerks of Hingham, Cohasset and Hull, said towns 
comprising the Third Plymouth Representative District, 
assembled at the oflSce of the Town Clerk in Hingham at 12 
o'clock noon, for the purpose of examining the returns of 
votes given in and determining who had been elected to 
represent said District in the General Court, to be holden 
at Boston on the first Wednesday in Jan., 1913, proceeded 
to canvas said returns and found the ballots given in for the 
several candidates to be as follows : 

Uingham. Cohasset. Hull. Total. 

William H. Hennessy .435 157 41 633 

Ira G. Mersey 465 273 223 961 

Blanks 68 102 24 194 

968 532 288 1,788 

It appearing that Ira G. Hersey of Hingham had received 
a plurality of the votes given in, a certificate of election was 
issued to him. 

FRED H. MILLER, 

Town Clerk of Hingham 
HARRY F. TILDEN, 

Town Clerk of Cohasset. 
JAMES JEFFREY, 

Town Clerk of HulL 



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TOWN ACCOUNTANT'S 
REPORT. 



ACCOUNTS OF i9n 

(Fdf Index see Recapitulation) 



TOWN OFFICERS 

Appropriation (Article 16, Annual 

Meeting, Mar. 11, 1912) 
Appropriation, (Article 33, Annual 

MeeUng, Mar. 11, 1912) 

Tax Collector 

Deduct — Sealer Weights and 

Measures $100 00 

Harbor Masters 50 00 

Receipts — By Tax Collector, 

summonses, fees, etc 

Expenditures — 

Selectmen, (salaries) 

Philander Bates (in same pro- 
portion to total amount re- 
ceived as last year) $450 00 

Herbert L. Brown 500 00 

William O. Souther, Jr 500 00 



Selectmen's personal expenses — 
Philander Bates, $10.09; H. L. 

Brown, $3 

Other expenses of Selectmen — 
Telephones of Chairman of 

Board 

Counting traffic, Spring St. 
Crossing: — 

L. J. Morris, July 21, 18 hrs 

H. E. Brennock, July 20, 18 

hrs. 



$6 00 

6 00 



$5399 76 



894 00 



6293 76 



160 00 



$6143 75 
28 60 



$1460 00 



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62 21 



12 00 



52 DOINGS OF THE 1912 

Teams, $24; auto, $1.50 25 50 

Bulletin Board for posting 

Town Warrants 12 00 

Posting Warrants, H. E. 

Brennock $9 00 

Posting Warrants, teams 6 50 

15 50 



Auditor and Accountant — 

Edward L. Stevens, services 600 00 

Expenses: postage $6.70; 
stationery and express 

90 cents 

Letter-heads, $3.65; plate 

$1.75 

Envelopes 

Treasurer — 
Newcomb, B. Tower, services 

Expenses: Bond, 

Postage, stationery, etc . . 

Collector — 
Newcomb B. Tower, services 800 00 

Expenses: Bond, $50 00 

Postage, stationery, etc. . . 30 67 

1911— Edw. E. Wentworth, 
dep. sheriff 
60 copies tax warrants and 

horse hire 30 00 

Service of 50 tax warrants 25 00 



$7 65 




5 40 




2 25 






15 30 






700 00 


$50 00 




33 15 


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Assessors — ( services ) 

Philander Bates (in same pro- 
portion to total amount re- 
ceived as last year) $490 00 

Herbert L. Brown 300 00 

William O. Souther, Jr 300 00 



Expenses (Assessors) 

H. L. Brown, personal $5 75 

Abstracts of Probate Rec- 
ords 8 00 



135 67 



1090 00 



1912 



TOWN OF COHASSET 



53 



one year 


25 00 


Teams, $14.50; auto, $3.60 


18 00 


Other Finance Offices and 




Accounts — 




Director Bureau of Statis- 




tics, certification of notes 




in anticipation of taxes, 




(3 at $3) 




Town Clerk- 




Harry F. Tilden, services 




1911 


$250 95 


expenses 1911 


10 50 


services 1912 


1200 00 


recording births 1912 . . 


38 70 


returns to other towns 


1 25 


administering 32 oaths.. 


8 00 



expenses, postage, sta- 
tionery, etc 

express 

H. E. Brennock, summons- 
ing town officers 

Teams 

Registrars of Voters — 

George O. Higgins, 1911, 

$20; 1912, $56 

Caleb F. Nichols, 1911 

Thomas W. Doyle, 1911, $20 

1912, $56 

Henry E. Sweeney, 1912 

Harry F. Tilden, 1911, $20; 

1912, $56 

Expenses, teams 

Election Officers — 

Abraham J. Antoine 

Fred C. Blossom, 

Henry E. Brennock 

Thomas L. Grassie, 



$13 93 
4 45 



$76 00 
20 00 

76 00 
56 00 
76 00 



11 75 

11 75 

5 25 

$11 75 



$56 75 



$261 45 



$247 95 



$18 38 



3 50 
7 00 



$304 00 
2 50 



64 DOINGS OF THE 1912 



Charles H. Hackett, . . 




7 00 


Ezekiel L. James 





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Frank F. Martin, Jr., 




7 00 


Arthur Mulvey, 




8 75 


Andrew H. Proucy 




7 OU 


John Roche, 




6 50 




lunch 




Expenses, dinners, 




etc 







$86 75 
13 39 



Total for Town Officers $6015 09 

balance to 1 reasury . . 157 26 



$6172 35 $6172 35 
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LAW— LEGAL COUNSEL 



Appropriation |800 00 

Expenditures — 

William C. Rogers, oer^dces 
before Legislative Commit- 
tees, 1911: 

Fore River Bridge $350 00 

Issue of Bonds 150 00 



$500 00 



Samuel C. Bennett, treasurer 
committee oppcsing Metro- 
politan Planning and Kiley 
bills, — expenses, postage, 
printingjClerical work, meet- 
ings, etc., before Legislature 100 00 

Albert P. Worth en, legislative 

counsel 1912 50 00 

Edward E. Wentworth, deputy 
sheriff, expense of jury to 
Cohasset, — Mulhern vs. town 
of Cohasset 28 10 

Whipple, Sears & Ogden, 
services 1911-12 before leg- 
islative committees in oppos- 
ition to bill that bank taxes 



1912 TOWN OF COHASSET 55 

go to town where bank is 

located 50 00 

Total for Law etc $728 10 

Balance to Treasury 71 90 



$800 00 $800 00 

FINANCE COMMITTEE EXPENSES 

Appropriation $199 37 

Expenditures — 

1911 $139 37 

1912 60 00 

Additional expenses 10 58 

$209 95 

Balance over appropriation 
to Incidentals 10 58 



$209 96 $209 95 

ENGINEERING ACCOUNT 

No appropriation 
Expenditures — 
Pierce & Barnes Co., engin- 
eer's services in Moors case 
(1909) to Incidentals $50 00 

TOWN HALL 

Appropriations — Maintenance .... $700 00 

Gallery Outlet 100 00 

Vaults and Doors 400 00 

$1200 00 

Receipts — 

From Frank W. Mead, 54 

nights at $13 $702 Odi 

Frank W. Mead, excess cur- 
rent 15 94 

Ephraim Snow, janitor, use of 

halls 221 00 

Ladies' Charitable Society 24 00 



56 TOWN OF COHASSET 1912 

Catholic Club 18 00 

Caleb L-othrop, agt., rebate on 
' insurance premiums 17 11 



Janitor, Ephraim Snow, serv- 
ices $300 00 

Telephone service 58 25 

Lighting ($24.85 chargeable to 

Mr. Mead) $222 72 

Current for Moving Picture 

Machine 128 61 



$351 33 



(Of toial amount of cur- 
rent used, 351.33, al- 
most one-half, or $153.46 
is chargeable to Mr. 
Mead. He paid for use 
of hall and excess cur- 
rent, $717.94; this leaves 
$564.48 net from him.) 
Heating, coal, $228.56; wood, 

$37.29 265 85 

Repairs on building — 

1911— A. W. & G. W. Mor- 
ris, fire curtain $15 60 

Stair rail 75 

Office of accountant 5 70 

$22 05 



Albert E. Grassie, painting 

sign 8 00 

Thomas A. Roche, basement 

door 5 75 

H. E. Brennock, lock on coat- 
room, door, etc 

Fred C. Blossom, setting glass 

A. D. Gillis, 1911 acct. irons 

for gutter 

1912 acct. chimney iron .... 





2 50 




3 00 


$1 75 




1 75 


«9 K(\ 



$998 06 
$2198 06 



1912 TOWN OF COHASSET 57 



Geo. W. Crocker, labor on bul 

letin boards (outside; . . 3 00 

Edgar J., Pratt, iron frame 

work, fire curtain 

Labor on plumbing, etc 

Paint, oil., etc. (gallery exit) 
Cement, basement vault .... 
Lumber for bulletin boards.. 
Erecting and taking down 

election booths 

Wiring in election booths .... 
Wiring in general $47.61; 

lamps, $8.60 

Furniture, one doz. chairs.... 
Furniture and repairs on same 



$9 35 




8 75 






$18 10 






4 73 




5 25 




3 21 




14 00 




2 03 




56 21 


$10 50 




19 95 






$30 45 






6 00 


$14 35 




5 25 






$19 60 






4 40 



Tuning piano, upper hall 

Janitor's supplies, general.... 
Bbl. "Diistbane" 



Freight and Carting 

Labor — Benj. F. Morse, in 

halls, $6; basement, 

$4.80; drain, $4.80; 

grounds, $6.40; cleaning 

vault, $2.40 24 40 

Chas. E. Tyrer, basement, 

$4.80; grounds $2.40 7 20 

Jeremiah Leary, on drain . . 2 40 

For labor on vault fittings 50 

Outlay — 

Gallery exit, A. W. «& G. W. 

Morris, labor, stock,etc. $117 25 

F. J. Salvador, plank 100 



$118 25 

Vaults, first floor fittings, 

$265: carting, $2 267 00 

Basement door, S90; less 

frt., $3.08 $86 92 

H. F. Tilden, frt. on above, 

$3.08; carting, $2 5 08 



58 TOWN OF COHASSET 1913 

J. L. Sullivan, labor as mas- 
on 19 35 

Water-proof cement and ex- 3 35 

press 

W. P. Malley, iron work 2 25 



Insurance — premium on $2500, P. 

Bates, agt $93 75 

Insurance — Permits for Moving 

Pictures 17 31 



$116 95 



$111 06 



Total for Town Hall $1834 97 

Balance to Treasury 363 08 



$2198 05 $2198 06 



Unpaid bill — Elec. Lt. & Power 
Co., lamps, $1.80. 



PRINTING 

Appropriation $600 00 

Expenditures — 

Selectmen — \ 

Warrants, 1911, $7; 1912, 

$22 $29 00 

1000 Reports of Prof. H. E. 

Clifford on wiring 60 50 

Circulars and placards 5 00 



$84 50 



Assessors — 

40 poll tax lists, $20; sched- 
ules, etc., $6.95 26 95 

Town Treasurer — vouchers, 

$9.50; order blanks, $4.. 13 50 

Collector — notices and blank 

bills 12 50 

Town Clerk — letter heads, 
blanks, envelopes and 
birth returns 14 00 

Elections — ' 

Gazette & Trans. Pub. Co., 

800 ballots $2 50 



1912 TOWN OF COHASSET 59 



A. T. Bliss & Co., 2000"Yes" 






and "No" cards 


4 UO 




Hingham Journal, ballots. 






cards, extracts from 






law etc., $79.50; tally 






sheets, $23.50; voting 






lists, $65 


168 00 


174 50 
3 50 


Police depi. — cards and notices 





Inspector of wires — letter and 

note heads and postals 12 00 

Town Reports of 1911 (Un- 
classified) 366 30 

Balance over Appr'n to In- 
cidentals 107 75 



$707 75 $707 75 



WATER FOR HYDRANTS AND PUBLIC BUILDINGS 

Appropriation $4000 00 

Expenditures, — 

Cohasset Water Co., for ser- 
vice in 1912: 
Fire Dept., 69 hydrants at 

$44.673 $3082 50 

10 add'l hydrants at $45. 450 00 

1 add'l hydrant at $45, 

King St, 45 00 

Hose No. 1, $10; H. & L., 

No. 1, $10 20 00 

Town Hall, 35 00 

Highways, drinking foun- 
tains 50 00 

Highways, street sprinkling 75 50 

Cohasset Home 42 00 

Schools, Osgood, $35; Beech- 
wood, $10 45 00 

$3845 00 

Hingham Water Co., for ser- 
vice in 1912: • 

Fire Dept., 7 hydrants at 

$25 175 00 

Hose CHose No. 3) 5 00 

180 00 



60 DOINGS OF THE 1912 

Moving hydrant on Jer. Rd. 
near Hinckley's drive- 
way (1911) 10 82 

Moore & Co., re-setting hy- 
drant So. Main St., near 

Depot Ave 105 01 

Balance over apropriation to 

incidentals 140 83 



Maintenance — Total for Hy- 



drants, etc $4140 83 $4140 83 



POLICE DEPARTMENT 

Appropriations .' $6686 00 

Receipts — 

Samuel H. Capen, sheriff, fine 

received $20 00 

Clerk of District Court of E. 

Norfolk 55 26 

Frank W. Mead, officer at 

Town Hall 85 50 

Thomas L. Bates, chief, refund 

from Green case 

Uniforms, Robert Ainslie 

John Roche 

Louis J. Morris 

Arthur C. Litchfield 



Expenditures, — 

Services, Thomas L. Bates 
chief, (3 mos. at $41.66; 9 

mos. at $83.33) $874 95 

Sidney L. Beal, Regular 
$688.50; spec. $68; tele- 
phone, $3 759 50 

Joseph A. Antoine, Reg. 

$812.25; spec. $25.50.... 837 75 

Frank Jason, Reg., t $810; 

spec, $50.50 860 50 

John J. Grassie, Reg. 

$816.75; spec. $19 .... 835 75 



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1912 TOWN OF COHASSET 61 

Manuel P. Valine, Reg. 

$409.50; spec. $13.60.... 423 00 

Robert Ainslie, Reg., $522.. 522 00 



$5113 46 



(M. P. Valine has unpaid or- 
der for $63.00) 
Special Police, John Roche .. $105 50 

Henry E. Brennock 101 50 

Louis J. Morris 93 00 

Arthur C. Litchfield, 1911, 

$44; 1912, $72.50 116 50 

John T. Keating, bal. of 



1911 


12 00 
3 00 




John Flemming, Labor Day. 








$431 50 






Joseph C. Ross, services, 






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15 00 


Expenses of chief. Horse (use 






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$225 50 




Personal, railroad fares and 






general 


181 70 




Green case (town reimburse 






ments; see rec'ts) 


61 80 




Legal advice in liquor case.. 


10 00 




Special work in liquor case 


10 00 




Postage 


2 85 




Telephone .". . 


46 16 




Court fees, 1911, $8.70; 1912, 






(Jan.) $2.10 


10 80 








$548 81 






Telephones, North Cohasset, 






$11.64; Jerusalem Road 






station, $11.66 




23 30 


Lockup, Keeper, (William J. 




Brennock) 


$10 00 




Meals, 1911, $1.85; 1912,$9.50 


11 35 




Mattresses, etc, 1911 


6 30 




Care of prisoners (Wm. ^J. 






Brennock) 


15 00 





$42 65 



Care of prisoners in other 
places, City of Quincy, 
1911, $3.10; 1912, $6.50.... 9 60 



62 DOINGS OF THE 1912 



Interpreter 3 00 

Police Signal System, repairs 

and supplies 37 47 

Teams, 1911, $10; 1912, $41.25 . 
Automobiles, 1912 



$51 25 




46 00 






$97 25 






20 00 



Auto Lists, 1912 and 1913 

Supplies, revolver, cartridges, 

handcuffs, etc 25 66 

Medical services, O. H. Howe, 

M. D. (Wilson Webb) ' 150 

Torching expenses, 1911, M. 
E. Salvador, use of boat 

six nights $36 00 

Cohasset Supply Co., food 2 74 

Joseph Jason, use of boat 

two nights 10 00 

Elmer L. Curtiss, legal opin- 
ion 18 00 



66 74 

Police Uniforms, (charged to 

officers-see rec'ts) 87 36 

OUTLAY: 

New building Marsh's Cor- 
ner,paid T. A. Roche . . 

paint and labor 

Three new boxes 



Total for police department 
Balance to Treasury .... 



FIRE DEPARTMENT 

Appropriations — Maintenance $1500 00 

Two New boxes 190 00 



$25 00 

5 50 

122 00 


$152 50 




• 


$6675 79 
303 50 



$6979 29 $6979 29 



$1690 00 

Receipts, Use of hose 2 00 

Expenditures, — 

Office expenses, $4.56; print- 
ing, $12.50; expenses to 



1912 TOWN OF COHASSET 63 

convention, $8; flowers for 
funeral, $5; subscription 

to Fireman's Standard, $1 $31 06 
Telephone at house of Com- 
bination No. 1 20 86 

Salaries and Wages, — 

Combination No 1; J. Lewis 

Bates, 6 1-2 mos at $50 $325 00 

Combination No. 1, Wm. J. 
Brennock, 184 nights at 

50 cents 92 00 

Stewards: Albert J. Morris, 

Hose No. 1 40 00 

John F. Smith. H. & L. 

No. 1 20 82 

Walter P. Bates. H. & L. 

No. 2 30 00 

Hose No. 3 (no payment).. 
Watching fire No. Main St., 

H. L. McMahon 1 50 

Poll taxes and payments for 
services, 59 members at 
$2 118 00 



$627 32 



Repairs on apparatus, etc: 
Bosworth & Beal, rubber tu- 
bing, H. & L., No. 1.. $ 16 
Albert E. Grassie, painting 

brake, H. & L. No 1... 2 00 

Manuel S. Leonard, pipe and 

labor Hose No. 1 1 54 

Manuel S. Leonard, pipe and 

labor, H. & L.,No. 1 4 10 

H. E. Brennock, repairing 

hose, etc, Hose No. 1.. 4 00 

Wm. P. Malley, plates, bolts, 

etc.; Comb. No. 1, 

$2.30; bolt H. & L.,No. 

1, 15 cents 2 45 



$14 25 



Conveyance of apparatus to 
fires 
H. E. Mapes, chief, (auto) . . $30 00 



64 DOINGS OF THE 1912 

Cohasset Liv. & Sale stable 

Harry F.Tilden 

Daley's Nantasket Express.. 
George Jason, 1911, $6; 1912, 

$12 

J. W. Bates & Son 

Charles E. Nott 



60 


00 


54 


00 


20 


00 


18 


00 


5 


00 


6 


25 



$183 25 



Combination No. l(auto) see 
equipment and supplies be- 
low 
Repairs on buildings, — 
John H. O'Neil, lavatory 

Combination No. 1 ^22 00 

Edw. A. Synnott, wedges for 

foundation 1 28 

Bosworth & Beal, wiring 

Combination No. 1 20 53 

I. F. Sylvester, labor on 

doorway Comb. No. 1 . . 6 49 

Thos. A. Roche, labor on 

doors. Comb. No. 1 46 99 

Frank A. Pearson, labor. 

Comb. No. 1 1 25 

Joseph Silvia, labor. Comb. 

No. 1 3 60 

Alexander Brown, labor, (car 

penter). Comb. No. 1.. 9 00 

H. E. Brennock, labor. 

Comb. No. 1 9 00 

H. C. Sargent, stairs, H. 

& L. No. 2 35 60 

Chas. M. Tibbetts, repairs 

Hose No. 3 bldng 10 85 

Cohasset Water Co., shut- 
off. Comb. I, H. & L. 1. 9 70 
Cohasset Water Co., labor 

& material Hose No. 2 34 96 

Tower Bros. & Co., lumber 

& hardware. Comb. 1. . . 13 06 

Tower Bros. & Co., paint, 

shellac and brushes 5 40 



1912 TOWN OF COilASbiziT 65 



Tower Bros. & Co., lumber 

padlock, etc., Comb. 1.. 2i» 45 



$5 J 


5w 


12 


54 


31 


24 


12 


U2 


14 


13 


8 


50 


4 


50 


5 


GO 



$249 16 



Fuel,— 

Tower Bros. & Co., Hose 1 

& Comb. 1 

Tower Bros. & Co., H. & 

L. No. 1 

Hose No. 2 

Hose No. 3 

Lincoln Bros. & Co., Indp. 

No. 1 

Hose No. 3 

John Mitchell, Hose No. 3 
E. W. Bates (wood) Hose 

No. 2 

$138 45 
Light,— 

Electric Light & Power Co. 49 40 

Lamps 1 36 

Bosworth & Beal, lamps.etc. 5 SO 

Equipment Supplies: 

Hose No. 1 and Comb. No. 1 

gasoline, (Comb., No. 1).. $54 74 

batteries etc 5 10 

oil, waste etc 7 78 

alcohol (for radiator) 3 00 

lamp supplies 3 93 

white drill fire-coat....... 7 60 

garden hose 8 13 

laundry 3 86 

acids and soda 28 74 

general supplies 4 55 

chiffonier 10 00 

sheets, mattresses, blank- 
ets, etc. ,„„„ 37 20 

stove 12 00 

Hook and Ladder No. .1 3 44 

Hook and Ladder No. 2 and 

Hose No. 2 13 60 

Hose No.. 3 (bill since Jan. 

1908 on file) 36 

General 15 75 



^6 



DOINGS OF THE 



1912 



General teaming and ex- 
pressing 

Fire Alarm: 

Care of batteries 

Current, 1911, $4.16; 1912, 
$50.04 

Labor, etc. on lines 

Labor and supplies 

Supplies and expert's serv- 
ices (Gamewell) 

Labor and material, Elec. L. 
& P. Co 

Teams 

Rent; 

T. A. Roche, 1911, $20; 1912, 

$20 (Hose No. 4) 

Cohasset Liv. & Sale Stable, 
Storage Hose No. 1.... 



5 60 



$50 00 

54 2U 
25 00 
18 38 

84 75 

8 32 
61 25 



$225 28 



$301 90 

40 00 
8 50 



OUTLAY: 

Gamewell Co.. two new box- 



Labor etc., installing. 



Balance over appr'ns and 
rec'ts transferred to 
Forest Fires Acct., with 
approval of Selectmen. . 

Total ordered by Bd. of 
Engineers 



$150 00 
26 86 



$176 86 



381 14 



$2073 14 $2073 14 



FIRE DEPARTMENT (additional) 
(Ordered paid by Selectmen) 



Expenditures — 

1906 — Nantasket Plumbing & 

Heating Co., pipe and labor 

Hose No. 3 



$2 60 



1912 TOWN OF COHASSET 67 

Expenses of Committee on pur- 
chase ol Auto Fire Truck 
(balance unexpended is giv- 
en as receipt or credit in 

Incidental Acct.) 25 00 

Transferred to Incidental 

Account $27 50 

Fire Department Unpaid Bills of 
1912 on File: 

Cohasset Supply Co., supplies 

H. and L. No. 1 for 1912.. $5 39 

CohassetSupply Co., supplies 

Hose No. 1 90 

Thomas L. Grassie, supplies 

Comb. No. 1 3 05 

Elec. Lt. & P. Co., material 

for FireAlarm (net) 3 90 

Country Store Co., No. Cohas- 
set, supplies for Hose No. 
3 since Jan. 1908 12 48 



$25 72 



AUTOMOBILE COMBINATION CHEMICAL AND HOSE WAGON 

Appropriation $5200 00 

Expenditures — 

Peerless Motor Car Co. of 

New England > $5200 00 



FOREST FIRES 

Appropriation $600 00 

Expenditures — 

Payrolls. April 12 $6 10 

May 11, Beech wood Sta- 
tion 

May 19, No. End 

May 28, Cedar street 

To Dec. 31, and for small 

fires .... 

$26 60 



7 80 


2 10 


2 10 


9 00 



68 DOINGS OF TiiliJ iyi2 



Services, labor etc. 

Wm. J. Bi ennuck, Forest 
Warden, posting notices 

ana cxpresbage . 13 00 

Edwin Vv. rtaies, clerk H. 
and L. No. 2, fire at 
tiingville Club 5 00 

Teams 

lyil — John P. Antoine $2 50 

Oohasset Livery and Sale 

Stable 44 25 



Supplies — 

C. Callahan Co., repairing 4 

extinguishers, $10; wire 

cutters, $2.50 12 50 

Strainer, 60c; 1-2 doz. 

wire brooms, $4 4 60 

Boswcrth & Beal, wheel 

grease and auto soap 

Tower Bros. & Co., hingas.. 

Wagon cover 

Saleratus, acid and soda .... 
Express 

Lunches 

Storage of wagon one year . . 



OUTLAY 

C. Callahan Co., 5 extin- 
guishers 

2 lanterns 



$46 75 



90 




25 




3 10 




3 65 




35 






$25 35 






1 25 




40 00 



$60 00 
7 70 


$67 70 





Total for Forest Fires $225 65 

Transferred from Fire Dept. 

Account, v/ith approval 

of Selectmen and Forest 

Fire Warden $381 14 

Transferred to Incidentals 6 79 



$606 79 $606 79 



1912 TOWN OF C.OHASSET 69 



MOTH EXTERMINATION 



Appropriations (town's liability) . . $4000 00 

(new sprayer and equipment) luOO 00 



$5000 00 



Additional expenditures author- « 

ized by State Forester Rane 
in 1912 were $1625.00. 
Receipts — 

From State, work on State 

Highway 32 72 

From State, reimbursement... 247 07 

From property owners (tax 

billg) 1660 09 

Expenditures — 
Payrolls — (given in detail by 

Local Supt.) $7489 49 

(Amount charged to proper* 
ty owners, $2018) 
Other labor — moth work 1911, 

$20.25; 1912, $26.40 46 65 

Teams — 

Joseph E. Grassie 

Harry F. Tildeen 

Cohassft Livery and Sale 

Stable 

C. S. Brasill 

Charles Wilson 

John P. Antoine 

Miscellaneous labor 

Supplies 

Rent of shop 

Gasoline and oil 

Freight and express 

Balance over appropriations and 
receipts 

Total for Moth Work.... $8892 69 $8892 69 

TREE WARDEN 

Appropriation $600 00 

Expenditures — 

Payrolls (given in full byTree 

Warden) JS'^S 40 



%=>U 00 






226 38 






174 50 






84 00 




. 


26 00 






76 00 




\ 




$1120 88 
20 25 
35 64 
110 00 
22 30 
47 48 


1952 81 



70 DOINGS OF THE 1912 

Other labor, etc. 
Joseph E. Grassie, 8 days 

man and team 

A. D. Gillis, iron work 

Supplies, general 

Arsenate of lead, (1000 lbs.).. 
Trees — 

C. R. Keene 

James P. Thom 

Teams — H. F. Tilden 

Balance to Treasury 

$600 00 $600 00 

SEALER OF WEIGHTS* AND MEASURES 

Appropriations $100 00 

Expenditures, — 

Services of sealer, Edward 

L. Stevens $75 00 

Other labor 1 00 

Team 1 50 

Supplies 6 43 

Printing, list of weights 10 75 

Balance to Treasury .... 5 32 



$32 00 
2 75 


$34 75 
46 66 

63 50 

$111 50 

34 50 

3 69 


$46 50 
65 00 





$100 00 $100 00 



INSPECTOR OF WIRES 

Appropriation $250 00 

Expenditures, — 

Services of Inspector, George 

Jason, Jr $150 00 

Prof. H. E. Clifford 100 00 



Other expenses, — 
Library Bureau, card case 

& 1000 cards $9 40 

AutosCwork on lines) 6 65 

Postage and rubber stamp.. 2 20 

Transferred to incidentals $17 15 



$260 00 1260 00 



1912 TOWN OF COHASSET 71 

Besides the above expenses, the 
sum of $12 was charged to'Trint- 
•ing" for letter-heads, postals, etc. 
This makes $279.15 total for in- 
spector of Wires for 1912 

MAINTENANCE OF ALEWIVE FISHERY ON BOUND BROOK 

Appropriation $100 00 

Expenditures, — 

1909, Elmer E. Bates, labor 

at Lincoln's Mill $4 05 

Ira Bates, labor 2 40 

George F. Welch, lumber, etc. 3 82 

10 27 

Balance to Treasury./ 89 73 



$100 00 $100 00 

BOARD OF HEALTH 

Appropriation (Total) $1189 00 

Expenditures, — 

Salaries(appr'n $275) 

D. W. Gilbert, $10; expen- 
ses, $2 $12 00 

Warren F. Snow, $75; ex- 
penses, 75c 75 75 

Irving F. Sylvester, $125; 

expenses, $2 127 00 

George Osgood, M. D 75 00 

H. F. Tilden, teams for 

W. F. Snow 3 50 

$293 25 

Telephone of Sec'y of Board 

(appr'n $14) 13 19 

Printing (appr'n $75) 
Vining So. Shore Synd., adv. 

$40; 100 ex. slips $5 45 00 

Quarantine, (appr'n $150) 

1911, D. W. Gilbert, services $75 00 

1911, O. H. Howe, M. D., 

services & expenses.... 2 50 

1912, O. H. Howe, M. D., 

services & expenses .... 18 40 



72 DOINGS OF THE 1912 



F. B. Mallory, M. D., ser- 
vices 10 00 

H. E. Fernall, M. D., ser- 
vices 1 50 

C. S. Brasill, 15 d. quar.$30; 

bedding destroyed, $10.. 40 00 

Manuel Almeida, bedding de 

stroyed • . . 13 50 

Mass. Homeopathic hospital 

Catherine Clark, Hull St. 115 50 

Paul Brasill, Beechwood 

St 94 50 



Milk & Vinegar Inspection,— 




(appr'n $160) 




1911, D. W. Gilbert, services 


$25 00 


1912, services, $75; exp. 




$2 


77 00 


Milk sediment tester . . 


10 00 


City of Somerville, inspec- 




tion . . .- 


7 00 


Marion E. Spaulding, ex- 




amination 


T 00 


Fumigation (appr'n $50) 




W. F. Snow, services 


$45 00 


I. F. Sylvester, labor 


7 50 


R. F. Robinson (Hingham) 




services 


4 00 


Thomas H. Farmer (North 




Scituate) services .... 


40 00 


Supplies, lime $9.80; formal- 




dehyde $10 50 . . 


20 30 







mitary Inspection, (appr'n 




$300 ) 




I. F. Sylvester, services.... 


$18 00 


C. P. Hooper, labor on drain 


5 65 


W. J. Bates, & Son, clean- 




ing cesspool 


5 00 



$270 90 



$126 00 



$116 80 

Inspection of Meat and Pro- 
visions (appr'n $150) 
D. W. Gilbert, services 150 00 



$28 65 



VJi2 



TOWN OF COHASSET 



73 



$10 50 
9 75 



Brooks and Streams: 

Harry C. Bates, labor at 

Straits pond $4 00 

Manuel Oliver, three weeks 

labor, care of gate at 

Cove Bridge 6 00 

Vital Statistics* appr'n $25) 
1911, \V. F. Snow, return of 

deaths 

1912, return of deaths... 

1911, H. E. Fernald, M. D., 

reporting births 5 50 

1912. reporting births... 4 75 

1912, O. H. Howe, M. D., 
repor-ing births 75 

Other expenses, — 

1911, J. P. Antoine, burying 

d«ad animal $2 00 

1911. Norris Bros., one cask 75 

Burying dead animals: R. N 
Hare. $2; T. W. Whit- 
comb, $4; John J. Gras- 
sie, $1; B. F. Morse. 
50 cents 

Team, H. F Tilden 

Total aproved by Board 

Health 

Balance over appr'n to in- 
cidentals 

Additional chargeable to Board of 
Health, ordered by Selectmen: 

Inspection of animals (no ap- 
pr'n) D. W. Gilbert $100 00 

Hose, etc., for Odorless Exca- 
vator 34 25 

Care of Gate, Nichols road, Geo 

Young 25 00 

Care of dike at Sandy Cove, A. 

J. Antoine . . .' 10 00 

Labor at Sandy Cove: B. F. 

Morse, on drain 2 40 



$10 00 



$31 25 



7 50 
1 00 


$11 25 
$1196 29 





$7.29 



74 



DOINGS OF THE 



1912 



J. A. Donovan, on dike 14 40 

Ellery Sidney, on dike 4 80 

Frank J. Sidney, on dike 2 40 

1193 25 

Total ordered by Selectmen 

to Incidentals 193 25 

Total to Board of Health • 

for 1912 $1389 54 $1389 64 

CLEARING OBSTRUCTIONS FROM JAMES' BROOK 

Appropriation $200 00 

Expenditures, — 

1911, C. A. Tanger, care Gate 

Cove Bridge $30 00 

1912, care Gate Cove Bridge 30 00 

1911, B. H. Crane, labor 20 00 

1912, labor 15 00 

$95 00 

Labor, — 

Payrolls, for work done be- 
tween Smith Place and 
coal yard (Pleasant St.) $132 00 

J. L. Sullivan (mason) la- 
bor, teaming, etc 

Smith PI. bridge 29 20 

W. W. Bates, sand. Smith T 

PI. bridge 2 25 

Tower Bros. & Co., cement. 

Smith PI. bridge 4 00 

$167 45 

Tower Bros. & Co., lime $3 00 

Misc. labor, B. F. Morse, 

$12.80; C. E. Tyrer, 

$10.80 28 60 

Balance over appropria- 
tion to Incidentals 89 05 



Total for James' brook 

STRAITS POND 

Appropriation 

Expenditures, — 

Care of gates, 1912, Thomas 
L. Donahue 



$289 05 $289 OB 
$200 00 
$10 00 



1'J12 



TOWN OF COHASSET 



75 



H. E. Brennock 

Teams 

Repairs, etc, — 

Elijah F. Lincoln, men ajid 
tools 

Geo. E. Kimball, lumber 

M. Donahue, iron work .... 

Labor on pond, — 

Fred C. Higglns 

Benj. F. Morse Uabor and 

team) 

Chas. E. Tyrer 

Rakes, etc., Cohasset Hard- 
ware Co 

Rubber boots, L. W. Vlnlng, 

two pair 

Balance over appropriation 
to Incidentals 





6 00 




4 00 


$5 80 


- 


1 80 




4 V) 






tn 7h 



$124 80 



31 80 




24 00 






$180 60 






2 05 




13 00 



27 35 



$227 35 $227 36 



HIGHWAYS AND SIDEWALKS 

Appropriation (town) 

Appropriation Estate) 

Receipts, — 

1911, The Oakes Farm, rendrock 
Com. of Mass., use of steam 

roller 

McCormick estate, use of the 

steam roller 

N. Y., N. H. & H. Rd., labor 

and material, etc 

Harry V. Long, rolling driveway 
Warren F. Snow, labor, etc . . 

Elec. Light & Power Co 

George Jason 

Albert F. Bigelow 

Edwin L. Furber 

James W. Holland (by George 

Jason) 

Russell B. Tower 

E. P. Collier 





$12100 00 




114 00 


$12 00 




337 20 





322 42 



37 


00 


31 


88 


66 


80 


47 


69 


62 


40 


12 


50 


19 


25 


12 


26 


9 


20 


12 


90 



40 



DOINGS OF THE 



1912 



Daniel Viniiig,(by Mrs. Vining) 

Mrs. B. C. Dean 

Epliraim Snow, Jr 

M. S. Crehore 

Arthur C. Higgins 

Sheldon N. Ripiey 

Expenditures, — (given in de- 
tail by Highway Surveyor in 
his account) 
Salary of Highway Surveyor, 
(8 mos.), Geo. Jason .... 
Payrolla (ordered by Highway 

Surveyor) 

Other labor: 

H. N. Marden, labor and 

team 

M. S. Leonard, repairing 

steam roller 

B. F. Morse, labor and 

team 

Chas. E. Tyrer 

Matthew Markwich 

John VV. Mulcahy 

S. N. Thayer (part services 
as engineer; balance in 

payrolls) 

Cohasset Shoeing forge . . 

Sand and gravel, (part cost; 
bal. in payrolls), 

W. W. Bates 

E. L. James 

Tarvia X(repairing roads) 22 

bbls 

Paving stones, Antoinio Del- 

lavo 

Paving on Pleasant St., J. L. 

Sullivan 

Drain pipe, cement etc., 

Tower Bros. & Co 

Freieht on tarvia, stone, etc. . . 
Demurrage 



$15 00 



75 



10 00 




4 50 




7 20 




8 40 




5 00 




7 85 






$1016 44 



$666 98 
11400 18 



4 00 
$2 40 
15 60 

2 40 




100 40 
3 10 


$143 65 




$20 00 
2 00 


$22 00 






96 75 




84 44 




50 00 


$64 05 
27 00 


215 56 

Q1 OK 



1912 



TOWN OF COHASSi^T 



77 



Rent, building on Elm St., 
W. T. Tilden 

Insurance premium, on sweep- 
er, steam roller, etc 

OUTLAY, on acct. contract 

new wall 

Total ordered by Highway 

Surveyor 

State highway 

Balance to Treasury .... 



Highway, ordered by Selectmen: 

1911, S. D. Tower, street 

signs 

1910, W. O. Souther, team.. 

1911, Tower Bros. & Co., 
paint, new road 

C. E. Tyrer, labor on gate, 

new road 

Street signs 

Coh. Hardware Co., hinges.... 

B. F. Moors, labor on street 
signs 

Drain on Highland Ave: 

B. F. Morse, labor and team 

C. E. Tyrer, labor 

H. F. Tilden, team 

Depot Ave. Curbstone: 

Antonio Dellavo, 100 ft. 

stone 

J. W. Bates & Son, carting 
E. E. Bates, carting 



Beech wood St., in front of 
Beechwood Improvement 
Asscciat^'on: 
Tower Bros. & Co., drain- 
pipe 

A. Gonsalves, labor 

Percy G. Sargent, labor 

F. W. Wheelwright, teatn. . 



60 00 
31 88 

250 00 



$13102 49 


114 


00 


13 


95 



$13230 44 $13230 44 



$14 25 
5 75 

3 60 



1 20 




1 20 




55 




2 00 






$28 55 




$20 00 




15 60 






$35 60 






3 00 


$60 00 




4 88 




11 50 


«7ft QQ 



$60 00 

5 70 

3 90 

13 43 



78 DOINGS OF THE 

Thos. A. Stevens, team 8 15 

W. W. Bates, gravel (through 

H. L. Brown) 5 00 

King St., mowing hughes, Pat- 
rick Keef e 

Drinking Fountains (on high- 
ways) : 
Frank J. Salvador, labor .. $3 00 

M. S. Leonard, labor and 

stock 12 40 

B. F. Morse, labor, clean- 
ing 4 80 

Street Watering Account: 
1904, Nant. Plumb. & Heat 

Co., rep. cart $3 50 

1906, rep. cart 3 50 

1910 and previous; Cyrus W 

Bates, 5-7 of $35. ($10 

charged St. Wat. Acct. 

1912) 
Storage of water carts, 7 

years 

Transferred to Incidentals 

LOWERING OAK STREET 

Appropriation 

Expenditures — 

Payroll of Dec. 19, 1912: 

Teams $139 71 

Labor (ordinary) 126 00 

Gravel 26 50 

Blacksmithing 85 

Payroll of Jan. 2, 1913: 

H.L. Willard, Jr., team $1 50 

George Jason, team 2 88 

George Valine, labor 1 20 



1912 



$96 18 
4 80 



$20 20 



$7 00 



25 00 



$296 71 



$293 06 



$300 00 



1912 TOWN OF COHASSET 

C. E. McKenzie, black- 
smithing 1 00- 

$ti 

Total $299 

Balance to Treasury 

$300 

RECAPITULATION OF HIGHWAY ACCOUNT 

Ordered paid by Highway 

Surveyor, in general $13102 

Ordered paid by Highway 

Surveyor, lowering Oak 

street 299 

Ordered paid by Selectmen.. 
State Highway 

Unpaid bills — Balance of sal- 
ary of Highway Surveyor, 

4 months 

Services of Wm. E. McClin- 
tock 

WATERING on OILING STREETS 

Appropriation 

Expenditures — (given in detail 
by Highway Surveyor) 
Oiling Streets, etc. 

Labor (ordinary) $1141 

Teams 811 

Engineer's services (steam 

roller) 45 

Painting signs 6 

Asphalt Road oil, 6434 gals. 

del'd $292 75 

Asphalt Road oil, 6340 gals., 

del'd 288 47 

$581 



79 



58 



00 $300 00 
5—1912 

49 
64 





— 


$13402 13 






296 71 






114 00 




$13812 84 


$333 02 




25 


00 


$358 02 




$14170 86 



$5000 00 



80 
13 

50 
00 



22 



80 DOINGS OF THE 1912 



Texaco Road oil, 7711 gals. 

del'd -. 424 11 

Liquid Asphalt, 9449 gals. 

del'd 566 94 

Tarvia, 10046 gals, del'd 

Tarvia, 10036 gals, del'd 

Freight 

• Demurrage 

Repairs on carts, etc 

Brushes 

Coal, $46.21; steam hose,$20.63 

Insurance premiums on. carts. 

1911— Cyrus W. Bates, 2-7 of 
$35 ($25 charged Incident- 
als) storage 7 years 

OUTLAY— 100 gal. Tar Kettle.. 



Balance to Treasury 



$502 30 
501 80 


$1004 10 

$196 05 
15 46 
13 00 
66 84 
26 37 

10 00 
85 00 


$161 05 
35 00 






$4993 52 
6 48 



$5 00 00 $5000 00 



HOT OIL OR TAR WAGON AND ROAD SWEEPER 
(OUTLAY) 

Appropriations $1100 00 

Expenditures — 

Studebaker Corporation of 
America: 



Road oiler (for hot oil).. $850 00 

Sweeper (7 ft.) 250 00 

i 



REMOVING SNOW 



$1100 00 



Appropriation $1500 00 

Expenditures — (given in detail 
by Highway Surveyor) 
Payrolls (men and horses) . . $1307 26 

Sand 25 80 

Snow Plow 55 00 



1912 TOWN OF COHA.SSET 81 

Snow shovels, $2.25; lum- 
ber, 90c 3 15 

Blacksmithing 47 12 

Painting plows 4 80 

Carting plows, $l;salt, $1.25 2 25 
Insurance premium on 11 

plows 5 50 

$1450 88 
Balance to Treasury 49 12 

$1500 00 $1500 00 

ELKCTRIC STREB]T LIGHTS 

Appropriation $6850 00 

One new light, Stockbridge 

St., one year 20 00 

Six new lights. King St 120 00 

$6990 00 

Expenditures — 

The Electric Light & Power 
Company: 
311 Series and 9 Clusters, 

12 months at $570,62... $6847 44 

Six Series on King St., 6 

months $60 00 

One Series on Stockbridge 

St. 6 months 10 00 

$70 00 

Total $6917 44 

Balance to Treasury 72 56 

$6990 00 $6990 00 

FORE RIVER BRIDGE— MAINTENANCE 

Appropriation ($30 extra to cover 

unpaid assessment of 191?) . . $150 00 

Expenditures — 
Paid W.W. Hersey, Treasurer; 

1911— Ass't No. 21 $30 00 



DOINGS OF THE 1912 



1912— Ass'ts Nos. 22, 23 aud 

24 90 00 



$120 00 

Balance to Treasury 30 00 



$150 00 $150 00 



HARBOR MAINTENANCE 



Appropriation $500 00 

Expenditures — 

1911— C. H. Hackett, cedar 

poles (Com. of 1911).. $10 00 

Lawrence or Town Wharf. 
Care of — Benj. H. Crane, 

May 27-Nov. 1 23 80 

Float No. 2— M. S. Enos, 

labor $5 00 

J. W. Brennock, labor 8 75 

J. G. Hyde, labor (Float No. 

2 and Town Wharf) .... $5 80 

Tower Bros. & Co., paint , 

Town Wharf 19 05 

Tower Bros. & Co., paint 

Float No. 2 13 40 

Tower Bros. & Co., rope 

Float No. 2 2 40 

Lumber Float No. 2 75 

Joseph Jason, hauling and 

storing 5 00 



$60 15 



Harbor Buoys, Lights, etc 

A. D. Morse Co., 4 anchor 

lights and exp $57 35 

A. D. Morse Co., wicks and 

chimneys 2 10 

M. S. Enos, care 4 lights, 

June 12-Nov. 22 25 00 

M. S. Enos, taking up and 

storing cork bouys 3 00 

Antoine Figureido and Jos- 
eph M. Silvia, placing 
and taking in, painting, 

etc 50 00 

Frank F. Martin, Jr., labor 12 00 



1912 TOWN OF COH ASSET 83 

Tower Bros. & Co. 

Weights, marline aud poles 2 77 

Paint, shackles, etc 11 81 

Paint for dory 65 

Gasoline 3 04 

Supplies tor dolphins, oil 

for lights (net) 15 69 

$183 31 

Mooring stones — George Jason 14 00 

Tide Guage Boards: 

Geo F. Welch.lumber.. ..*. . $2 86 

C. W. Barron, stencils (paid 

W W. Marrs) 3 00 

J. W. Brennock, labor on 

4 boards 10 00 

Misc., labor, expenses, etc.,, 
M. S. Enos 



Balance to Treasury 

$500 00 $500 00 
Additional for Town Wharf, ord- 
ered by Selectmen: • 
Electric Light & Power Co., 

lamps $2 67 

M. S. Leonard, labor on 

fountain 75 

Transferred to Incidentals $3 32 



HARBOR MASTERS 
4. 
Appropriation $50 00 

Expenditures — 

John W. Brennock, services $50 00 

Manuel S. Enos, services.. 50 00 

Balance over appropriation 
to Incidentals 60 00 



$15 86 


22 


00 


329 


12 


170 


88 



$100 00 $100 00 



84 



DOINGS OF THE 



1912- 



SUPPORT AND RELIEF OF POOR 
COHASSET HOME 



Appropriation (Including "Outside 
Poor" and "General Adminis- 
tration"; see "Recapitulation 
of Poor Accounts" after 
"General Administration.") In- 
cludes Unpaid Bills of 1911... 



Receipts 

Board 

Produce (general) 

From James H. Pinkliam,(bal. 
over payments, — see ac- 
count at end) boards 

balance on acct.of produce 



Total receipts 

Expenditures : 

Unpaid bills of 1911 paid in 
1912: 
Joseph St. John, supplies . . 
Norris Bros. & Co., supplies 
Cohasset Supply Co., sup- 
plies 

H. L. Brown, supplies 

Elec. Lt. & Power Co., light 
Joseph E. Frates, Jr., fish 
Hingham Grain Mill,grain... 
Lincoln Bros. & Co., coal. 

Simeone Bros., fruit.. .^ 

William O. Souther, ice 

William O. Souther, plow 

ing 

F. W. Browne, medicines 

etc 

M. J. Merriman, clothes . . . 
E. E. H. Souther, newspa 
pers, record books, to- 

- bacco, etc 

E. E. H. Souther, clothing, 
etc 



$39 55 


34 


55 


20 


42 


26 


36 


5 


00 


32 


06 


9 


54 


11 


24 


2 


34 


18 


46 



6 00 



17 


67 


12 


74 


27 95 


4 


25 



$7566 3» 



$305 32 
4 90 


$120 00 
43 63 

$310 22 





$473 85 



71 




32 93 




8 00 




25 07 




6 90 




$341 74 




$1 32 






$343 06 






600 00 




28 35 




33 11 




361 84 




8 75 



1912 TOWN OF COHASSET 85 

Tower Bros. & Co., supplies 
Wm. P. Malley, blachsmith- 

ing, etc 

A. D. Gillis, blachsmithing, 

etc 

Edgar J. Pratt, labor and 

material, plumbing, etc., 
John R. Silver, tonsorial 

work 

Total, as listed in 1911 

Report 

Additional bal. paid George 

Jason in acct. with Supt. 

Superintendent — James H. 

Pinkham, 1912 ,. 

Telephone, 1912 

Light 1912 

Fuel (1912) coal, $341.84; 

wood, $20 

Drugs and medicines 

Grain — Hingham Grain Mill 

(1911-nJ<.78) 198 84 

Groceries, Moats and Gen- 
eral Supplies: 

Joseph St. John 

Norris Bros. & Co 

Cohasset Supply Co 

Thomas L. Grassie 

H. L. Brown 



Fish, Jos. E. Frates, Jr 

Fruit, Simeone Bros 

Milk, W. O. Souther 

Ice, W. O. Souther 

Boots, shoes, etc., P. Bates 
Clothing, L. W. Vining .... 
Clothing, Monteiro Tailoring 

Co. ...". 

Shoes, Geo. F. Hayden 

Dry goods, M. J. Merriam. . 
Repairs on building: 

Edgar J. Pratt, labor, etc., 

plumbing $78 17 



$158 80 




179 03 




178 45 




54 69 




53 57 






$624 54 




27 20 




13 08 




5 88 




22 i3 


• 


8 50 




15 30 




3 00 




1 50 




10 08 



$9 55 


^XVJ V»l 


61 48 




9 50 






$80 51 






12 88 




8 90 



86 DOINGS OF THE 1912 

John L, Sullivan, plaster- 
ing 31 50 

Seeds, fertilizers, tools, etc.: 

Jos. Breck & Sons 

Tower Bros. & Co 

H. L. Brown,liarrow 

Hardware, etc., Cohasset 

Hardware Co 

Tonsorial Work, John R. 

Silver 

Labor — 

Lincoln Bros., plowing.,.. * $20 00 
Jos. VV. Whitcomb, mow- 
ing 

Daniel Murphy (1911 $2) . . 

Ezekiel James 

John Daun, filling flower 
bed 

Horses, haaie&s, supplies, 
etc.: 

D. Fred Bates (Hingham) 
horse 

M. J. Sullivan, harness 
supplies 

W. P. Malley, horse shoe- 
ing and repairing wag- 
on 

A. D. Gillis, horseshoeing 

D. W. Gilbert, vet. surgeon 

W. O. Souther, shooting 
and burying ,horse 

Total paid for "Home" 

through Town Treas. . . 
Total paid for "Home" 

by Supt 

Total paid 

Deduct receipts 

Net cost of "Home" 1912 

Including 1911 bills $2572 28 



13 00 




19 10 




19 20 




8 00 






$79 30 



$325 00 




24 25 




11 90 




11 50 




2 25 




5 00 






$379 90 






$2976 62 




69 51 




$3046 13 




473 85 



1912 TOWN OF COHASSET 87 

James H. Pinkham, Supt., in 
Account with Town of Coliasset: 

Dr.: 

Board $305 32 

Produce — milk, $22.96;, eggs 

$35; vegetables, $16.45.. 74 41 



$379 73 



Cr.: 

Cash paid inmates 

Labor 

House furnishings 

Dry goods 

Hat for inmate 

Curing hams 

Vegetables and plants 

Expenses to Boston and to 

Hanson 

Freight and express 



$4 


80 


34 


41 


14 


15 


7 50 


1 


00 


1 


15 


3 


75 


1 


60 


1 


05 



$69 51 



Balance to Town Treas- 
urer 310 22 



$379 73 $379 73 

SUPPORT AND RELIEF OF OUTSIDE POOR 

(Names not published; see Chap. 412, Acts of 1910.) 

For Appropriation, see Cohasset 
Home Accts., and Recapitulation 
after General Administration. 
Receipts : 

1911— Town of Deerfield $176 95 

1911— Town of Hingham 122 50 

$299 45 

Commonwealth of Mass., tem- 
porary aid acct 131 00 

Philander Bates, acct. Julia 

A. Glynn 52 66 

Philander Bates, final settle- 
ment of Marianna Gras- 
sie acct 50 00 

Total receipts $533 11 



88 DOINGS OF THE 1912 



Expenditures: 

Unpaia bills of lyli paid in 

lown oi Hingham $^61 55 

lowii 01 vV^eymoutli 234 lo 

Town of Scoughton 18 00 

Town Physician, bal. due 

Geo. Osgood, M. D 60 00 

Medical Attendance, W. P. 

Giovestein, M. D • 75 00 

Drugs and Medicines, F. vV. 

Browne 

Funeral — pd. W. F. Snow.. 
Fuel, Lincoln Bros. Co 

E. E. Bates 

Tower Bros. & Co 

Groceries a^id Provisions: 

Cohasset Stipply Co 

H. L. Brown 

Joseph St. John 

M. E. Salvador, milk. . . . 

E. E. Bates, milk 

Clothes, M. E. Salvador.. 
Clothes, shoes, etc. 

P. Bates 

H. L. Brown 

L, W. Vining 

M. J.. Merriam 

Board, Mrs. Elizabeth James 
Repairs on stove, E. J, Pratt 

Total unpaid bills 1911.. $1204 43 

(The "Unpaid Bills Acct." of 
1911 differs from that published 
In 1911 Report, it being less by 
$20.22; a few items were added, 
but more in amount were sub- 
tracted.) 

1912 Bills: 

Town Aid (cash) $649 00 

Additional cash assistance 

at home 44 00 





69 40 




20 00 




36 63 




4 00 




5 25 


$36 56 




70 05 




11 57 




21 60 




5 52 






$145 30 






10 60 


$22 15 




5 25 




5 00 




3 35 






$35 75 






21 00 




3 85 



1912 



TOWN OF COHASSET 



89 



Additional cash assistance 
(Nova Scotia) 

Relief given by other places: 

City of Boston 

City of New Bedford 

Town of Scituate 

Town of Fairhaven 

Town of Scoughton 

Hospitals — Lakeside State 

Sanatorium 

Medical attendance: 

George Osgood, M. D., town 

physician 

Wm. P. Grovestein, M. D. . . 
T. B. Alexander, M. D 

Nursing: 

District nurse — town's share 

6 mcs 

Webter Litchfield, ervlce.. 

Drugs and Medicines — F. W. 
Browne 

Burials — Services of W. F. 
Snow: 

State pauper 

Bal. on 1911 acct 

1912 

Opening grave 

Fuel: 

Lincoln Bros. Co 

Tower Bros. & Co., (1911 

$5.25) 

Chas. H. Hackett, (wood) . . 

Rent 

Groceries and Provisions 

Cohasset Supply Co 

Thomas L. Grassie 

Joseph St. John 



40 00 





.p«o-j vv 


$30 00 




84 00 




18 06 




29 00 




1>4 00 






$265 06 






41 71 


$48J 00 




100 00 




40 00 






$620 00 




$150 00 




8 00 






$158 00 






29 05 



$20 00 




20 00 




30 00 






$70 00 






5 00 



$151 64 



74 20 




6 00 






$231 84 






357 75 


$192 24 




116 47 




52 09 





^0 DOINGS OF THE 1912 

H. L. Brown 43 61 

Norris Bros. & Co 7 25 

$411 66 

Milk; 

M. Connolly (Scituate) $97 62 

F. W. Wheelwright 69 75 

M. E. Salvador 19 20 

J. W. Bates & Son 4 46 

$191 03 

Board — Mrs. Elizabeth James 130 00 

Clothes, boots, shoes, etc: 

Mrs. Elizabeth James $10 50 

Phliander Bates 76 00 

Geo. Hardwick, (reimburse- 
ment) 25 00 

L. W Vining 21 00 

Geo. F. Hayden 10 00 

Louis Levine 10 00 

H L. Brown 6 00 

$158 50 

Moving furniture — J. W. 

Bates 10 00 

Total paid for "Outside ■ 

Poor"...'. $4617 03 

Deduct receipts 533 11 

Net, Includnig 1911 bills.. $4083 92 

SUPPORT AND RELIEF OF POOR 

GENERAL / JMINISTRATION 

The appropriation for the "Home" and "Outside Poor" also cov- 
ers this account. 

Expenditures : 

Overseers of the Poor: 

Philander Bates, services... $60 00 

Herbert L Brown, services. 

$100; exp. 70c 100 70 

William O. Souther, Jr., 

services 100 00 

$260 70 

Office expenses — pauper reg- 
ister 3 50 



1912 TOWN OF COHASSET 91 

. . Teams— H. F. Tilden $10 00 

Coh. Uv. & Sale Stable 9 25 

$19 25 

Total General Administra 

tion $283 45 

RECAPITULATION OK POOR ACCOUNTS 1912 

Appropriation — for three accounts 

brought forward $7566 39 

(The above includes *Uu-^ 
paid Bills of 1911") " , 

Amounts paid and received 

through Town Treas. 
General Administration (paid) $283 45 
Cohasset Home i paid and re- 
ceived) 2976 62 473 85 

Outside Poor (paid and re- 
ceived) 4617 03 533 11 

Total paid through Town 

Treas 7878 10 

Balance to Treasury r,96 25 

$8573 35 $8573 35 

COST OF SUPPORT OF POOR— 1912 

Gross Net 

General Administration $283 45 $283 45 

Cohasset Home (through Treas.) 297G 62 2572 28(lnc.$69.51) 

(by Supt.) 69 51 

Outside Poor 4617 03 4083 92 

$7946 61 $6939 65 
Deduct 1911 bills paid 1547 49 1547 49 

- True net cost 1912 $6399 12 $5392 16 

. Net cost of "Home" (as 

above) $2572 28 

Deduct 1911 bills paid 343 06 

True net cost "Home" 1912 $2229 22 



92 • DOINGS OF THE 1912 

SOLIERS' AN SAILORS' RELIEF 

Appropriation $600 00 

Expenditures $542 33 

Balance to Treasury 57 67 



$600 00 $600 00 



STATE AND MILITARY AID 



Appropriation (Military Aid) $250 00 

Receipts — from State: 

State Aid 415 00 

Military Aid 120 00 

Expenditures — 

State Aid $495 00 

Military Aid 240 00 

$735 00 
Balance to reasury 50 00 



$785 00 $785 00 

EDUCATION SUPPORT OF SCHOOLS 

Appropriation $20950 00 

Receipts — 

Commonwealth of Mass., tu- 
ition 11 00 

County of Norfolk, dog li- 
cense money 363 32 

Beech wood church, settees . . 15 00 

Cohasset Savings Bank, in- 
come from Ripley fund. 40 40 

Caleh Lothrop (School Com- 
mittee) bricks, $2; out- 
side windows, $5; set- 
tees, $10 

Harry W. Lincoln, refund . . 

Manuel S. Leonard, old 
lead 



17 


00 


6 


25 


4 92' 


$21407 


89 



1912 



TOWN OF COHASSEyr 



9a 



Expenditures (These are given 








in more, detail under Finan- 








cial Report of School Com- 








mittee.) 








School Committee, — 








Burton S. Treat, secretary.. 


$25 


00 




Caleb Lothrop, financial sec- 








retary , 


25 


00 










$60 00 






'^~~' 


Superintendent, Nelson G. 








Howard 






800 00 


Truant Officers, services, 




$40; telephone, $3.66; 








team, $1.00 






44 66 


Expenses of Administrative 








Officers: 








Committee, (Parent-Teacher 








Ass'n) 


$6 


18 




Supt. telephone, postage, etc 


19 


90 




Principal, postage, etc 


13 


25 




Printing and stationery 


31 


79 




Report to State Board of 








Education 


15 


00 




Typewriting 


2 


16 




Telephone, Osgood school. . 


32 


80 




Teams 


4 


50 


$125 58 








School Census 






25 00 


Inspection of children: 








0. H. Howe, M. D., ser- 








vices $100; exp. $5.80, 






105 80 


(Report to State, "Health 








and Sanitation) 








Teachers (all grades), active 








or unassigned 






13372 75 


Tuition paid other towns: 








Hingham, 1911 


$112 00 




Hingham, 1912 


124 


00 





Transportation (see Trans. 
Acct.) 

Janitors' services, $1000; spec- 
ial, $9 

Text books and supplies .... 



$236 00 



1009 00 
1336 27 



94 DOINGS OF THE 1912 

Fuel coal, Liincoln Bros. & 

Co $627 05 

George F. Welch 441 99 

wood, (various sources).. 76 60 

$1145 64 

Light «9 64 

Power (ventilation Osgood 

school) 101 Oi 

Building & grounds, mainte- 
nance of "1337 06 

OUTLAY— architect's plans .. 10 75 

Furnishings 113 17 

Graduation expenses 49 77 

Other expenses: 

Transportation of base ball 

team $16 00 

Athletic suplies 4 99 

A.dvertising for bids 4 50 

Miscellaneous printing .... 12 50 

$36 99 

Total for ; "Support of 

Schools" $19939 03 

Transp. Acct. bal. over 

Apr'n 168 00 

Total for "Schools" un- 

der Committee $20107 03 

Balancee to Treasury. . 1300 86 

$21407 89 $21407 89^ 

OSGOOD SCHOOL FENCE 

(Ordered by Selectmen) 

No Appropriation 

Expenditures — Labor, Benj. F. 

Morse $52 00 

Labor, Chas. E. Tyrer 42 00 

— $94 00 

Posts 18 00 

Iron work, W. P. Malley 8 93 

Transferred to Incidentals $115 93 



1912 TOWN OF COHASSET 95 



TRANSPORTATION OF SCHOLARS 




Appropriation 


$3300 00 


Expenditures, — 




Harry F Tilden $1668 00 




Elmer E. Bates 1250 00 




N. Y., N. H. & H. Rd 650 00 




Balance over appr'n to"Sup- 




port of Schools" 


168 oa 



$3468 00 $3468 00 

PUBLIC LIBRARIES 

Appropriation • $2100 00 

Expenditures, — 

Paid James Longley, treasifrer 
Paul Pratt Memorial Li- 
brary $2000 00 

Paid Mrs. Ada F. Faxon.treas- 

urer Nantasket Branch . . 100 00 



(The reports of Mr. James Long 
ley as treasurer and of Dr. Oliver 
H. Howe as treasurer of the Co- 
hasset Free Public Library ap- 
pear elsewhere in this volume.) 

TOWN COMMONS 

Appropriations (town) $400 00 

Appropriations (State, town's pro- 
portion of cost of mainte- 
nance of Nantasket.). 93 7<J 



$2100 00 $2100 00 



$493 70 



Receipts, Cohasset Savings Bank 
income from R. C. Billings' 
Fund for Parks: 

Park at Centre 34 72 

Billings-Pratt Park, Beechwood 30 20 

Expenditures, — 

Labor and team, BenJ. F. 

Morse $203 40 

Labor and team, Charles E. 

Tyrer 115 20 



96 DOINGS OF THE 1912 

Labor, Benj. H. Crane: 

Library ground 

Guild Hall 

Cove Park 

Labor on lawn mower, 1911. 
Sharpening horse lawn mower 
Billings-Pratt park, Beechwood 

care of, by Geo. F. Sar- 28 00 

gent 

Tools, grass-seed, etc 5 68 

Lawn mower (for replacement) 15 75 

Treas. Commonwealth of Mass. 

Nantasket Ass't 93 76 

Balance over appr'ns and re- 
ceipts to Incd 14 11 



$56 90 




26 80 




22 00 






$105 70 






2 30 




8 00 



$572 79 $572 79 



MEMORIAL DAY 

Appropriation $250 00 

Expenditures, — , 

Paid Cyrus H. Bates, Com- 
mander Henry Bryant 
Post, G. A. R $250 00 



LABOR DAY 

Reid's Band of Boston $129 60 

Harwood Bros., prizes, etc 93 50 



RECREATION 

Appropriation $450 00 

Expenditures, — 

Memorial day, C. H. Bates, 
Commander of Henry Bry 

ant Post, ice cream .... $20 00 

Base ball. Care of field R. 

N. Hare $22 00 

Mitts, base balls and shoes 26 55 

Suits and jerseys 31 25 

Coaching team, E. L. Mc- 

Auliffe • 40 00 

$119 80 



1912 TOWN OF COHASSET 97 

Vol. Vet. Firemen's Assn, ex- 
penses of turnout 

D. Troop, 1st squad Cav. 
horse equipment 

T. F. Kane, rooms and meals 
tor orchestra 

H. H. Ellsworth, lumber, etc. 
jumping stands 

Transportation of band to 

Hingham 5 00 

Libbie Printing Co., circulars, 

etc 9 50 

Geo. Jason, Jr., sec'y, car- 
fares, etc 2 35 

Litchfield's Exp., use of hors 
es and express 

Geo. Jason, use of horse . . 



6 50 
2 00 


$295 12 





Total ordered by commit- 
tee $434 92 

Ordered by Selectmen : ; 
Vol Vet. Firemen's Ass'n, 
bal. over receipts paid 
by Ass'n on account of 

Labor Day celebration . 19 79 

Balance over appropriatio' 

to Incidentals 4 71 



$454 71 454 71 

INCIDENTALS 
(Unclassified) 

Appropriatoin $2000 00 

Receipts, — 

On account of narrative and 

genealogical histories . . $82 30 

From Com. on purchase of 
- auto, combination fire 
truck.unexpended bal. of 
$25 8 50 

$90 80 



98 



DOINGS OF THE 



1912 



Expend! Lures,— UNCLASSIFIED 
Town clock (care oi) Ephraim 

Snow 

Repairs, Ephraim Snow . . . 

Cleaning &. repairing (E. 

Howard Co.) 

Damage to aatomobile 

Town Reports, distribution, J. 

P. Antoine 

Distribution, G. G. Mont- 

erio 

Envelopes & exp., P. Bates 

Typewriter ribbons 

Typewriter paper - 

Ink, one doz. pints 

Blanks and express 

Express and postage on his- 
tories 

1911, Litchfield's express .... 

C. W. Barron, harbor maps 
for 1911 Town Reports 

Total "Uaclassified" 

Transfers: 

Finance committee expenses . . 

Engineerino- account 

Printing 

Water for hydrants & Pub. 
Bldngs 

Fire dept. (ordered by Se- 
lectmen) 

Forest fires and fire dept 

Inspector of wires 

Board of Health ($193.25 by 
Selectmen) 

Clearing James Brook 

Care Straits pond 

Highways, (ordered by Se- 
lectmen) 

Drinking fountains 

Harbor Masters 

Lawrence (Town) wharf 



$30 00 




60 




15 00 






$45 60 






15 00 



$10 69 



6 75 




6 95 






$24 39 






7 00 




4 00 




2 20 




1 70 




3 54 




25 




30 00 



$10 58 

50 00 

107 75 

140 83 



27 


50 


6 


79 


17 


15 


200 


54 


89 


05 


27 


35 


279 


51 


17 


20 


50 


00 


3 


32 



$133 68 



1812 TOWN OF COHASSET 99 

Education, Osgood school 

fence 115 03 

Town Commons 14 11 

Recreation, (bal. over ordered 

by Selectmen) 4 71 

New hydrants, (outlay) 223 2j 

Total transfers $1390 61 

1524 29 
Balance to Treasury 566 51 

$2090 80 $2090 80 

NEW ENGLAND TELEPHONE & TELEGRAPH COMPANY 

(Services for individuals, charged to departmeats, which are reim- 
bursed.) 

Receipts $292 79 

Expenditures, $301 34 

Balance over receipts 8 55 

$301 34 $301 34 

CEMETERIES 

No appropriation 

Receipts, from sale of lots $72 90 

Expenditures, — 

Labor, BenJ. F. Morse $4 80 

Henry E. Brennock, lock on 
receiving tomb, old cem- 
etery 1 00 

Writing deeds, N. B. Tower 

(4) 2 00 

Team (1911) 1 50 

9 30 
Balance to Treasury 63 60 

$72 90 $72 90 

INTEREST 

Appropriation (town) $3200 00 

Appropriation (State) on Met. 

• Parks Sinking Fund 75 60 



100 DOINGS OF THE 1912 

Received: On deferred taxes, gen- 
eral $536 75 

"Bigelow Ass't" so-called .... 1964 61 

$2501 36 

On bank deposits,: 

Rockland Trust Co $200 72 

Hingham Nat'l Bank 195 78 396 50 2897 86 



Paid: $bl73 46 

Commonwealth of Mass. — Met. 

Parks Sinking Fund $75 60 

Cohasset Savings Bank — on 

time notes 313 78 

Cohasset Free Pub. Library, 
on two notes paid April 1, 

1912 76 79 

First Nat'l Bank, Boston, on 

$60,000 Bonds, 1 year 2400 00 

Rockland Trust Co.: 

Disc, on Note No. 6, Antic. 

of Taxes $322 80 

Disc, on Note No. 7, Antic. 

of Taxes 374 30 

Disc, on Note No. 8, Antic. 

of Taxes 373 09 

$1070 19 

$3j36 36 
Balance to Treasury 2237 10 

$6173 46 $6173 46 
PROTECTION OF PROPERTY— NEW HYDRANTS (OUTLAY) 

Appropriations — Elm St., $110; 

Depot court, $135 $245 00 

Expenditures — 

Moore & Co. — for both hyd- 
rants mentioned above.... $3^5 43 
Moore & Co. — for one other 
new hydrant, S. Main St. 

opp. prop. Dr. O. H. Howe 107 86 

Balance over appropriations 

transferred to Incd 228 29 

$473 29 $473 29 



1912 TOWN OF COHASSET 101 

BEECHWOOD SCHOOL SANITARY IMPROVEMENTS 

(OUTLAY) 

Appropriation $460 00 

Expenditures — 

Thomas A. Roche, labor and 

stock on toilet rooms 445 00 

Edward Nichols (architect) 

plans, etc $15 75 

Charged "Support of 

Schools" 10 75 

Balance to this Acct... 6 00 

$450 00 $450 00 

HARBOR IMPROVEMENT 

(OUTLAY) 

New float (No. 3) and run at 
Lawrence Wharf for commercial 
purposes. 

Approriation $300 00 

Expenditures — 

Labor: John W. Brennock $55 50 

Manuel S. Enos 30 75 

Thomas A. Roche 6 80 

$93 05 

Material: Spar — Betts Bros. & 

Co., $125 00 

Lumber — Geo. F. Welch 29 27 

Iron work — W. P. Malley . . 27 55 

Hardware, paint, etc — 

Tower Bros. & Co 117^ 

$193 52 

$286 57 
Balance to Treasury 13 43 



$300 00 $300 00 



PURCHASE OF LANDS 

Appropriations — Thomas Spear lot 

or meadow $100 00 

Manuel E. Salvador, meadow. 425 00 



$525 00 



102 DOINGS OF THE 1912 

Expenditures — 

C. W. Barron (for purchase 
of Spear lot; this property 
is going through Land 

Court to clear title) $100 00 

Manuel E. Salvador for about 
three acres between Bord- 
er St. and Bailey's Creek 
(part reserved for said 
Salvador during his life) . . 425 00 



$525 00 $525 00 

PUBLIC SERVICE ENTERPRISE 

North Cohasset Post Office Building 

No appropriation 

Receipts— Rent $75 00 

Expenditures — 
Repairing roof — ^Arthur Bail- 
ey, labor and material.. $75 51 
Stone furnished inl911 — J. 

S. Beal 15 00 

Balance over receipts $15 51 



$90 51 $90 61 

MUNICIPAL INDEBTEDNESS 

TEMPORARY LOANS 

No appropriation 

Received: Rockland Trust Co., 

anticipation of taxes — 

March — Note No. 6 (No. 1 of 

this year) $20,000 dis. at 

2.69 per cent. 

Note No. 7— $20,000 disc, at 

2.75 per cent $39302 90 

June— Note No. 8— $20,000 disc 

at 3.63 per cent 19626 91 

Paid: Rockland Trust Co. 
Oct. 19— Note No. 6, $20,000 

($322.80 int.) 19677 20 



1912 TOWN OF COHASSET 103 

Nov. 19— Note No. 7, $20,000 

($374.30 int.) 19625 70 

Dec. 14— Note No. 8, $20,000 

($373.09) 19626 91 



$5:929 81 $58929 81 

MUNICIPAL INDEBTEDNESS 

NOTES AND BONDS FROM REVENUE 

Appropriation $8000 00 

Paid: First National Bank.Bos- 
ton 
Four $1000 bonds, due Oct 1, 

1912 $4000 00 

Cohasset Savings Bank— 
Note (issue of 1905) due Dec. 

16„ 1912 $4000 00 

$8000 00 $8000 00 
Oliver H. Howe, treasurer Co- 
hasset Free Pub. Library, 
demand notes, issue of 

1904 $3068 43 

4611 41 

$7679 84 
Payment of these notes was de- 
manded and they were paid April 
1, 1912. (from Corp Tax) 

MUNICIPAL INDEBTEDNESS 

METROPOLITAN SINKING FUND REQUIREMENTS 

Appropriation «28 22 

Paid: Treasurer Commonwealth 

of Massachusetts $28 22 

AGENCY 
Including amounts received 
and paid from corporation 
tax account, licenses, etc. 

Appropriations, State Tax $12437 50 

County Tax 5540 gfj 



104 



DOINGS OP THE 



1912 



Received, — 
From State : 

Corporation Tax, balance of 
1911: 

Public Service $238 94 

Business 1 50 

Nat'l Bank Tax 15 13 

Corporation Tax, 1912: 

Public Service 13324 80 

Business 41 25 

Nat'l Bank Tax 2113 24 

Licenses, — . . 

6th Clas^ Liquor($l., 1911) .. $2 00 

Auctioneer's , $2 00 

Milk 4 00 

Slaughter 3 00 

Swill and Piggery 8 00 

Bowling and Pool 4 00 

Junk Dealers 10 00 

Rebate on interest on amount 
reimbursed Selectmen 

Paid: i 

State Treas., State Tax of 

1912 

1-4 of 6th Class Liq. Lie. 

(25 cts. 1911) 

Treasurer Norfolk County, 

County Tax , 1912 

Town's share (6 per cent.) 
cost of repairs, etc., 
Fore River Bridge 
(Chaps. 230 & 753, Acts' 
of 1911) 

OUTLAY of 1911: Reimburse- 
ment of Selectmen for 
harbor dredging 

Board of Selectmen (for depos- 
it in bank) balance for 
Parks, R. C. Billings fund, 
interest to be applied to 
maintenance, — 



$15734 86 



$33 oa 



21 69 



12437 50 

50 

5540 86 

3647 54 
2179 05 



1912 



TOWN OF COHASSiiiT 



105 



Paxk at Centre . . . 
Billings-Pratt park 



1150 00 

1000 00 



$2150 00 



O. H. Howe, treas. Cohasset 
Free Pub. Lib., two de- 
mand notes (seeMun. Indeb 
Account., Notes & Bonds 

from Revenue) 

(The two items above are botl 
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edness. That for Parks was not 
listed as indebtedness. The sum 
of $10,000 was given the town in 
1903 for parks, $8000, for Centre 
$2000 for Beechwood. Aproxi- 
mately $7850 was expended in 
1903 & 1904; the balance lost its 
identity in the town treasury.) 



Balance to Treasury. 



7679 84 



$33635 29 
132 62 



$83767 91 $33767 91 



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108 DOINGS OF THE 1912 

ACCOUNTS PAYABLE IN 1911 (and before) 

Paid in 1912 

Town officers $418 95 

Law 600 00 

Engineering Account 50 00 

Town Hall 102 38 

Printing 7 00 

Water for Hydrants & Pub. -^^ 

Buildings 10 82 

Police Dept., General $100 95 

Police Dept., Torching ex- 
penses 66 74 

$167 09 

Fire Department 42 16 

Additional(1906) 2 50 

Forest Fires 2 50 

Maintenance Alewife fishery 4 05 

Board of Health 120 50 

Clearing of James Brook . . 50 00 

Highways (by Selectmen 14 25 

Street Watering Acct. (by 

Selectmen) 32 00 

Watering or Oiling Streets. 10 00 

Fore River Bridge Maint 30 00 

Harbor Maintenance 10 00 

Charities, Cohasset Home 343 06 

Add'l (for labor) 19 10 

Outside Poor 1204 43 

Outside Poor, add'l 25 25 

Gen'l Admn. add'l 4 75 

Education, Town of Hing- 

ham( for tuition) 112 00 

Town Commons 2 30 

Incidentals 25 

Cemeteries 1 50 

No. Cohasset P. O. building.. 15 00 
Harbor Dredging, Reimburse 

ment of Selectmen 2179 05 

V 

Total $5481 49 



TOWN OF COHASSET 109 

ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE IN 1911 (and before) 

Received in 1912 

Highways $12 00 

Charities, Outside Poor Acct. . . 299 45 

Telephones for Individuals.... 50 18 



$361 63 



ACCOUNTS PAYABLE IN 1912, 
not Paid Jan. 9, 1913 

(of which the Town Accountant had knowledge Jan. 27, 1913) 

Town Hall, lamps $1 80 

Fire Dept. (see acct. for de- 
tail) 25 72 

Schools. (claim of Electric 
Light Co. for power used 
over and above payments) 79 56 



$107 08 



ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE IN 1912 
Not received Jan. 11, 1913 

Moth Extermination (or Suppres- 
sion), reimbursement from 
State $764 82 

Charities, Outside Poor, from 

Town of Hingham 132 73 



$897 55 

LIABILITIES OF COHiWSSET 
as of Januaryll, 1913 

Note payable : 

To DescrlptionAmount per cent. Due 

Cohasset Savings 

Bank Issue of 1905$4000 00 4 Dec. 16, li,18 

$56,000 Bonds payable 

Issue of 1911 
To Firs't Natl Bk.. Boston 4000 00 4 Oct. 1, 1913 



no 



DOINGS OF THE 



1912 



Total Indebtedness, 
and Bonds). 



(Notes 



8000 00 




Oct. 


1, 1914 


8000 00 




Oct. 


1, 1915 


8000 00 




Oct. 


1, 1916 


8000 00 




Oct. 


1, 1917 


8000 00 




Oct. 


1, 1918 


6000 00 




Oct 


1, 1919 


6000 00 




Oct. 


1, 1920 


$60000 00 





RECAPITULATION OP THE DEBT OF COHASSET 

Listed, interest-bearing debt, as of 

Jan. 13, 1912 $75679 84 

Listed, interest-bearing debt paid 
in 1912: 

Notes, time, due Dec. 16 $4000 00 

Demand , Library 7679 84 

Bonds, due Oct. 1 4000 00 $15679 84 

Debt, Jan. 11, 1913 ' $60000 00 

Listed, interest-bearing debt paid 

in 1912, as above $15679 84 

Unlisted debt paid in 1912 (bal. 

ance for "Parks") 2150 00 



TOTAL DEBT PAID IN 1912.. $17829 84 

INSURANCE ON TOWN PROPERfrY TO BE RENEWED IN 1913 

April 1 to 17, $11,000 on Town 
Hall. Insurance of $1000 on this 
property was cancelled by a com- 
pany in 1912 on account of the 
motion pictures. Oct. 18, $1000 
on the G. A. R. hall. 

CAHASSET— 1912 
Balance Sheet 
RECEIPTS 
Revenue. — 
General : 

Real & Pers. Taxes 1912 $126102 51 

Poll Taxes 1912 1000 00 

$127102 51 



1912 TOWN OF COHASSBT 

Real & Pers. Taxes 1912 $50638 35 

Poll 1911 & previous 36o 00 

From State (see Agency) 

Licenses 

From County, Dog licenses . . 
From Court, Fines 

Commercial 

Offset to Outlays 

Municipal Indebtedness .... 
Agency, Trust, etc.. Refund 

Total Cash Receipts 

Balance on hand Jan. 13 1912 

GRAND TOTAL 

PAYMENTS 

Current charges against Revenue,- 

Maintenance $98127 64 

Interest 3936 36 

Debt (Notes & Bonds; bal. for 

Parks) $17829 84 

Metropolitan Sinking Fund 28 22 

Outlays (including reimbursement 

of Selectmen) 

Temporary Loans 

Agency, Trust, etc., (including 

Norfolk Co. Special Ass't 

Fore River Bridge) 

Total Cash Payments 

Balance on hand, Jan. 11, 1913 

Balance on hand Jan. 11, 1913, 
(as above 



Ill 



$51004 35 






15734 


86 






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363 


32 






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26 


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9333 


80 






58929 


81 






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69 




$262598 60 






823 


76 




$263422 


36 



$102064 00 



$17858 06 



$119922 06 

11458 92 
58929 81 



21626 40 

$211937 19 
51485 17 

$263422 36 



$51485 17 



112 DOINGS OF THE 

Add unpaid orders, 1911 $400 00 

Add unpaid orders. 1912 198 30 

Amount of cash in Treasury, Jan. 
11, 1913 

FIXED PROPERTY 

(Outlay— 1912) 

Additions to Schedules given in 3 910 and 1911: 

Town Hall, Gallery exit $118 25 

Vaults, first floor 268 00 

Vaults, basement 116 95 

Police Dept., new buildings and 

boxes 

Fire Dept., New boxes $176 86 

Auto. comb, chemical 5200 00 

Prot'n Prop., new hydrants 

Forest Fires, new extinguishers 

(not for replacement) 

Highways, on acct. new wall.. $250 00 

New road sweeper 250 00 

Watering or oiling streets 

New tar kettle $85 00 

New hot oil wagon.' 850 00 

Harbor Improvement, new float, 

No. 3 $286 57 

Harbor dredging (reimburse- 
ment Selectmen) 2179 05 

Education, Support of schools.. $10 75 

Beechwood Schools, sanitary 

Improvement 450 00 

Purchase of Lands, (Spear and 
Salvador lots) 



1912 



$598 ^0 



$52083 47 



$502 


20 


152 


50 


$5376 86 


473 


29 



67 70 

$500 00 

$935 00 

$2465 62 

$460 75 

525 00 

$11^58 92 



1912 TOWN OF COHASSET 113 

It should be recorded, also, that the town has received this 
year (1912) a new up-to-date sprayer, and equipment for the 
■work of the Gypsy Moth Dept.; the cost was $1200, of which the 
State paid one-half, and the town (through reimbursement in its ac- 
count with the State) the other half. 

Conclusion. 

Total debt paid in 1912, $17,829.84 (see page 111). 

The accounts of Cohasset were in excellent shape at the 
end of the fiscal year, as far as overdrafts were concerned, 
with a few small exceptions. The one large exception (the 
gypsy moth suppression) will be commented on in its turn. 

The '* Printing" appropriation should be increased by at 
least $100 ; the expenses for this purpose are growing and 
not decreasing. 

The appropriation for " Hydrants," etc., will have to be 
increased for 1913 somewhat to take care of the rental for 
extra hydrants on King street and elsewhere. The actual 
cost will be at least $4,362.50. For the new hydrants in- 
stalled in front of the Osgood School, in Depot square and 
on North Main street (near the residence of Dr. Howe) the 
town will not have to pay rental. 

The ** Fire Department" overdraft was taken care of by 
the Forest Warden (''Poorest Fires" — another branch of 
the service), with his consent and that of the Selectmen. 
The increased cost in maintenance was due to the instalment 
in service of the automobile combination chemical and hose 
truck. 

The overdraft for *'Moth" work was a large one — 
$1,952.81 — but, to be fair in this matter, it should be 
stated that the sum of $764.82 was received from the State 
as reimbursement on January 25, 1913, too late to be en- 
tered in the accounts of 1912 as a credit. It should also be 
noted that the equipment of this department has been in- 
creased this year b}^ the addition of a new and powerful 
sprayer costing $1,200, also of other supplies, including 
hose, the most of which undoubtedly is now on hand ready 



114 DOINGS OF THE 1912 

for the work of 1913. The full nature and value of these 
left-over supplies are not known to the accountant. There 
is on file in the office of the accountant an itemized bill from 
the State Forester to the effect that $2,246.51 in value of 
supplies was furnished this town in 1912, also a sprayer of 
the value of $1,200, of which the town paid one-half. The 
town's share of expense on the supplies above-mentioned 
was one-fifth, or $449.30, and of the sprayer, $600, — a 
total of $1,049.30. This is a little less than one-third of 
the actual cost, $3,446.51. It will be seen that the sprayer 
at $1,200 and the tardy reimbursement of $764.82 together 
more than make up the overdraft of $1,952.81. 

It will be noted that the Selectmen expended $193.25, in 
large part for services and labor, chargeable to the '* Board 
of Health." No appropriation was made this year (1912) 
for '* Inspection of Animals." This comes under the State 
classification of "Health and Sanitation," and is provided 
for by law, Revised Laws, Chapter 90, Section 12. Section 
14 of the said chapter provides that an inspector of animals 
" shall receive a reasonable compensation from the city or 
town for which he is appointed." Therefore, at least $100 
should be appropriated for this purpose. 

The " Highway " account has not been over-run, although 
the highway surveyor was not paid for the last four months 
of his services. The Selectmen have expended on account 
of *' Highways " and " Street Watering "(old bills) , $296.71, 
Of this amount, $76.38 was for curbstone and carting for 
Depot avenue in front of the post office, which was almost 
demanded by public safety, and certainly is a great public 
convenience. The highway surveyor paid for the labor on 
this job out of his appropriation. Another piece of work 
which seemed necessary for public convenience and safety 
was the grading in front ot the Beechwood Improvement 
Association; this cost $96.18. 



1912 TOWN OF COHASSET 115 

The accounts for "Charities" were well-administered; a 
complete statement will he found under that heading. The 
true net cost of the "Home" for 1912 will be found under 
" Cost of Support of Poor," after " Recapitulation of Poor 
Accounts." The true net cost is given as $2,229.22, and 
from this may be taken the cost of the horse, $325, as an 
expense of this nature can properly be divided and charged 
to a series of years representing the average life of a horse. 

The amount available for the use of "Town Commons" 
was increased in 1912 by $64.92, the interest on the $2,150, 
properly drawn from the treasury of the town and invested. 

Of the sums received for interest on deferred taxes in 
1912, $1,964.61 was on the big tax assessed, the total tax 
and interest being $55,186.44. The taxes are reported in 
their j)roper place. This whole sum should be held intact, 
at interest, pending the result of litigation. 

Finally, in the amounts charged to "Agency," etc., will 
be found $3,647.54. This represents the town's share (6%) 
of the cost of repairs on Fore River Rridge (Cha[)ters 230 
& 753, Acts of 1911). This was in the nature of an assess- 
ment or requisition by the County Commissioners of Norfolk 
County, dated Sept. 10, 1912, and required the town to pay 
on or before Nov. 15, 1912. No appropriation had been 
made to cover this expense, and only an approximate appro- 
priation could have been made, as the correct figures were 
not probably available when the tax levy was committed to 
the Collector. Considering the number of other expendi- 
tures charged to Corporation Tax, the town was very fortu- 
nate in having enough in that account to meet this demand. 

EDWARD L. STEVENS, 
Cohasset, January 28, 1913. Town Accountant, 



116 



DOINGS OF THE 



1912- 



REPORT OF SEALER OF WEIGHTS AND MEASURES 

FOR t9t2. 



Platform scales over 5,000 lbs 
Platform scales under 5,000 lbs 
Computing scales 
All other scales 



Weights . 
Dry Measures . 
Liquid measures 

milk jars) 
Gasolene pumps 



(other than 



Adjusted. 

2 

1 

10 



Sealed. 

3 
12 
10 
39 

117 
2 

48 
2 



Non- Con- 
Sealed, demned. 



47 



examined. 



1 

examined. 



Totals .... 20 233 48 4 

Nine inspections of scales, measures, etc., on junk col- 
lectors' and pedlars' wagons were made in 1912, and one 
test weighing of a bushel of potatoes from a car-load lot. 
These potatoes were sold from the car in bushel bags by out- 
of-town dealers and delivered around the town. The bushel 
weighed by the sealer was found correct. 

The coal business in the town for 1912 was very dull, 
owing to a scarcity in that commodity. Three test weighings 
were made ; two of home dealers and one of an out-of-town 
dealer. In the cases of the home dealers, one was found 
exactly correct in 3015 lbs. and the other 5 lbs. short in one 
ton. This is a very good showing and comes about as near 
perfection as can be expected in handling big scales. In the 
case of the out-of-town dealer, his load was found to be 30 
lbs. short in two tons or 4,000 lbs. As this load was hauled 
a number of miles, the shrinkage was not great. With cor- 
rect weighing, the experience has been the longer the haul, 
the more the shrinkage ; but it should not come out of the 
consumer. 

The sealer recommends that $100 be appropriated for this 
department in 1913. 

EDWARD L. STEVENS, 

Sealer of Weights and Measures. 



ANNUAL REPORT 

OF THE SELECTMEN 

Togfcther with the Reports of the 

ASSESSORS, OVERSEERS OF THE POOR, TOWN 
TREASURER AND TAX COLLECTOR 

For the Year Ending December 31, J9J2. 



REPORT OF THE SELECTMEN. 



Your Selectmen would ask the careful attention of the 
taxpayers and voters to the several reports of the officers 
having in charfife the ex})enditures of the appropriations for 
the year ending December 31, 1912. 

In our last report, mention was made that Mathew Mul- 
hern, not being satisBed with the award made by the Select- 
men for land taken in building the new road laid out from 
Pleasant street to Smith place, had commenced suit that the 
damage in the taking of his land mighht be determined by 
a jury. The case was tried the last of November, 1912. 
The day before the trial began, counsel for Mr. Mulhern 
asked through the town counsel if the Selectmen would 
add one hundred dollars to the award. They replied that if 
Mr. ]\lulhern would accept the award as made and withdraw 
bis suit it would be agreeable to the Selectmen, feeling they 
had treated him very generously in the award made. This 
was refused and the next day a jury of twelve men and 
Messrs. Brown and Worthen under escort of a sheriff came 
down and viewed the location of the road and in the after- 
noon of the next day the trial began and ended atone o'clock 
on Friday. After the intermission the judge gave his 
charge to the jury ; they returned to their room and in 
about one-half hour returned a verdict for Mr. Mulhern of 
$325.00 with interest added in accordance with the instruc- 
tion ef the court of $23.94 ; total of $348.94. 

Counsel for Mr. Mulhern in due time made a motion for 
a new trial which was argued by Messrs Brown and Worthen 
at Dedham before Judge Crosby, Dec. 6, 1912. As no re- 
port of the result of this action has been received your 



120 DOINGS OF THE 1912 

Selectmen would ask that the unexpended balance for this 
road be subject to their order until the ease is settled. 

At the regular meeting of the Selectmen, the last Thurs- 
day in March, 1912, the Superintendent of the Electric 
Light and Power Company called and said the company 
proposed to run the street lights from dark until daylight, 
and the next day the following letter was received : 

North Abington, Mass., 

March 29, 1912. 

Mr. Philander Bates, Chairman Board of Selectmen, 
Cohasset : 

Dear Sir — Confirming our conversation of yesterday we 
are pleased to inform you that, commencing April 1st we 
shall run the street lights which we are furnishing the town 
of Cohasset on a moonlight schedule, from dark until day- 
light, instead of from dark until 1 o'clock, as formerly. We 
are also pleased to inform you, which I failed to mention 
yesterday, that commencing with bills rendered in May, the 
rate for residence lighting will l)e reduced to seventeen cents 
per kilowatt hour without discount. We feel assured that 
the residents of Cohasset will appreciate both the all night 
lighting and the reduced rate, and that these changes will 
prove mutually beneficial. 

Very truly yours, 

THE ELECTRIC LIGHT AND POWER 
COMPANY OF ABINGTON AND 
ROCKLAND. 

F. M. Sanderson, Superintendent. 

The company on coming into possession of the property 
of the Cohasset Electric Company have been engaged in 
putting in new poles, separating the light wires from the fire 
alarm, police wires and. telephone cable, and in a short time 
will have the whole line in good order. Should street lights 



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TOWN OF COHASSET 



121 



go out, people livinor near will confer a favor by notifyinor 
the Superintendent, Hurry R. Pratt, Beech wood, or either 
of the Selectmen, by telephone or post card, and immediate 
attention will be given. 

Ui)on a petition to the County Commissioners for a widen- 
ing at the corner of Depot avenue and South Main street, a 
hearing for all parties interested was held at the Town 
Hall, the location viewed by the Commissioners, and the 
town has been ordered to make a widening in accordance 
with the plan submitted. This work will have to be done 
in March after the annual meeting. As the Water Company 
were setting hydrants voted by the town at last annual 
meeting, the one immediately in fnmt of the Tilden Block 
was moved south to its present location. A plan has been 
made of the stone curl)ing needed, and at the annual town 
meeting an appropriation will be asked for to meet the ex- 
pense. The Selectmen will also be prepared to make a 
statement of the amounts required for the annual appropria- 
tions. 

Respectfully sui)mitted, 

PHILANDER BATES, 
HERBERT L. BROWN, 
WILLIAM O. SOUTHER, Jr., 
Selectmen. 



LIST OF JURORS. 



As prepared by the Selectmen in accordance with the 
revised laws : 



NAME. 


OCCUPATION. 


STREET. 


Harry C. Bates, 


laborer, 


Cedar 


Pranklin Beal, 


farmer, 


Hull 


Oliver H. Bates, 


farmer. 


Beechwood 


William H. Bates, 


carpenter. 


King 



122 



DOINGS OF THE 



1912 



NAME. 

Charles T. Bourne, 
George W. Crocker, 
Dudley S. Dean 
J. Pemington Gardiner, 
Manuel A. Grassie, 
Joseph St. John, 
Joseph Jason, 
Fred G. James, 
Samuel F. James, 
Thomas F. Kane, 
Henry T. Lincoln, 
Arthur Mulvey, 
Andrew H. Prouty, 
August F. B. Peterson, 
George H. Stevens, 
George F. Sargent, Jr., 
Ephraim Snow, Jr., 
Edward C. Tower, 
Manuel P. Valine, 
Frank W. Wheelright, 
James A. Washington, 
Charles Wilson, 



OCCUPATION. 


STREET. 


retired. 


Margin 


carpenter, 


North Main 


agent. 


Atlantic ave. 


agent. 


Border 


grocer. 


Pleasant 


grocer. 


South Main 


pilot. 


Elm 


laborer. 


King 


carpenter. 


King 


innholder, 


South Main 


retired. 


South Main 


innholder. 


Forest ave. 


laborer. 


Pleasant 


real estate agent, 


Sohier 


insurance, 


South Main 


painter, 


Beechwood 


broker. 


Beach 


cushionmaker. 


South Main 


night police. 


Stock bridge 


farmer. 


Beechwood 


porter, 


North Main 


laborer, 


South Main 



LIST OF JURORS DRAWN. 

Feb. 10. Harry W. Lincoln, Supreme Judicial Court. 

March 21. Thomas W. Doyle, Superior Court. 

" 21. Benjamin F. Morse, Grand Juror. 

*' 30. Henry E. Sweeny, Superior Court. 

April 22. Samuel E. Pratt, Superior Court. 

May 29. Elijah F. Lincoln, Superior Court. 

Sept. 26. B. Preston Clark, Superior Court. 

Dec. 26. Edgar eT. Pratt, Superior Court. 



1912 



TOWN OF COHASSET 



123 



ASSESSOR'S REPORT, 



The undersigned Asses^sors of the Town of Cohasset, here- 
with present a statement of their work for the year ending 
Dec. 31, 1912. 

The financial condition of the town as shown in the 
Assessor's report shows a ))al:ince in favor of the town. As 
the amount of tax received from the New Eiighind Trust 
Company is included in the statement and the Trust Com- 
pany has coumienced suit to recover it, the balance reported 
may eventually be chanired. 



TABLE OF AGGREGATES 

Valuation of I'eal estate April 1, 1911 
Valuation of personal estate April 1, 1911 

Total valuation ..... 
Valuation of real estate April 1, 1912 
Valuation of personal estate April 1, 1912 

Total valuation 
Increase in real estate, 1912 
Decrease in personal estate, 1912 

Total decrease 
No. of polls April 1, 1912" . 
State tax .... 

Metropolitan tax . 
Hio^hway tax .... 
County tax . . 

Town grant .... 

Amount available in treasury . 

Overlayings .... 
Amount assessed 



$4,382,233 00 

5,610,536 00 

$9,992,769 00 

4,590 326 00 

4,9 14,715 00 

$9^i05,041 00 

208,093 00 

695,821 00 

$487,728 00 

736 

$12,437 50 

197 58 

114 00 

5,540 86 

113,659 51 

$131,949 45 

20,000 00 

$111,949 45 
3,583 04 

$115,532 49 



124 



DOINGS OF THE 



1912 



Amount assessed, December, 1912 : 

Tax rate per 1,000 ... 

Numbeo of persons ossessed 

Number of persons assessed on pro- 
perty 
Number of persons assessed on poll tax 

only 

Number of dwellings assessed 1912 
Number of horses assessed, 1912 
Number of cows assessed, 1912 
Number of neat cattle assessed, 1912. 
Number of swine assessed, 1912 . 
Number of fowl assessed, 1912 . 
Number of acres of land assessed, 
1912 



$2,224,961 
12 00 
1312 

902 

410 
733 
261 
169 
44 
6 
358 

578,048 



ASSETS OF THE TOWN. 



Due from the Commonwealth for 

State and military aid 
Town of Hingham 
Town wharf 
Four water carts 
Odorless excavator 
Road machine . 
Steam roller and building 
Stone roller 

Oohassett home and land 
Balance in Treasury . 



$615 00 


132 


73 


2,000 


00 


800 


00 


125 


00 


150 00 


1000 


00 


25 


00 


25,000 


00 


65,853 


29 



$95^301 02 



1912 TOWN OF COHASSET 125 

TOTAL INTEREST BEARING DEBT. 

Cohasset Savings Bank . . $4,000 

Funded debt .... 56,000 



Total interest bearing debt . 60,000 00 

Assets . . . . • 95,301 02 

Total assets over liabilities • $35,301 02 

Respectfully submitted, 

HERBERT E. BROWN, 

PHILANDER BATES, 

W H.LI AM O. SOUTHER, Jr., 

Assessors, 



126 DOINGS OF THE 1912 

REPORT OF THE OVERSEERS OF THE POOR. 



The amount of assistance rendered to the outside poor 
and to those in the Cohasset Home shows a decided decrease 
over 1911. Although the number of inmates at the Home 
has increased, the running expense has been about $100 less 
than in 1911, and $1689 less than in 1910. The Board be- 
lieves that in Mr. and Mrs. Pinkham, keepers of the Home, 
the town has management of which it should be proud. The 
Home is neatly kept, nothing is wasted, and the inmates are 
cared for in the most considerate manner. The Overseers 
of the Poor invite any interested citizen to visit the Home 
any Wednesday. 

The Board wishes to mention the fact that Mr. C. W. 
Barron has, without expense to the town, ploughed and 
richly fertilized about eight acres of the Town Farm in the 
rear of the Home. Previous to this act of Mr. Barron the 
tract of land was a bush pasture. Mr. Barron has agreed to 
sow this land to grass, and leave it a valuable hay field, with- 
out expense to the town. This act of Mr. Barron will 
greatly enhance the value of the farm. 

The aid rendered the poor outside the Cohasset Home this 
year amounts to $2,879.49, this amount being $1,272.71 
less than in 1911. Although this amount shows a decided 
decrease in the expense for outside relief in 1911, no worthy 
person has been deprived of assistance. Each case has been 
carefully investigated, and although the law prohibits the 
publication of the names of those receiving aid, the money 
has been carefully distributed, and only those found to be 
worthy have been given relief. The total amount for assist- 
ance rendered was : 

1912 $5,108 71 

1911 6,279 24 

1910 7,286 47 



1912 TOWN OF C0HA5SET 127 

This saviniT was effected larirely by the change in man- 
agement of the Cohasset Home in November, lillO, and by 
the emph)yment of a Town Physician at a stated salary. 

A contribution of $150 was made by the Board from the 
Overseer's ap})ropriation towards the maintenance of a dis- 
trict nurse. The nurse has given part of her time to the 
needy poor for the compensation received from the Board. 
This has proved to be a great ))enetit to the poor, bringing 
much comfort and relief to sick mothers and little children. 
The Board recommends a sufficient sum for the continuation 
of this work, and desires to thank Mrs. Matthew Luce for 
the great interest taken by her in the matter. 

We wish to call your attention to the fact that the amount 
recommended by your Board has proved sufficient to meet 
all demands, aud there is still a balance of $696.25 unused. 
It must be remembered that the appropriation of $7,566.39 
included $1,566.89 for the payment of unpaid bills of 1911, 
this overlay being the result of the recommendation of the 
Cohasset Finance Commission. 

Respectfully submitted, 

WILLIAM O. SOUTHER, Jr., 
PHILANDER BATES, 
HERBERT L. BROWN, 

Board of Overseers of the Poor, 



128 DOINGS OF THE 1912 

REPORT OF THE TREASURER AND COLLECTOR 

OF TAXES. 



1912. TOWN OF COHASSET in account with 
Newcomb B. Tower, Treasurer and Collector. 

Dr. 
Paid orders of the Selectmen as follows : 

Dr. Oliver H. Howe, Treasurer of Co- 
hasset Free Public Library, 2 demand 
notes $7,679 84 

Cohasset Savings Bank, 1 time note, 

issue of 1905 4,000 00 

First National Bank, Boston, bonds, 

numbered 1 to 4, inclusive . . 4,000 00 

Rockland Trust Co., 3 notes, in full for 
money hired in anticipation of taxes of 
1912 60,000 00 

Salaries and expenses of town officers ex- 
clusive of Overseers of the Poor . 6,015 09 

Water for hydrants and publi 

Police department 

Fire department . 

Highways and sidewalks 



ic buildings 4,130 01 

6,675 79 
2,073 14 

13,102 49 
4,993 52 

19,939 03 
3,468 00 
7,877 10 



Watering and oiling streets 

Support of schools 

Conveyance of pupils 

Support and relief of poor 

Board of Health, salaries and expenses . 1,196 29 

Suppression of gypsy and brown tail moths 8,892 69 

Public libraries 2,100 00 

Removing snow ..... 1,450 88 

Observance of Memorial Day . . 250 00 

Town Hall . . . . . . 1,834 97 

Printing 707 75 



1912 



TOWN OF COHASSET 



129 



Insurance premiums Cohasset House 
Electric lights for streets 
Fore River bridge, repairs and assess- 
ments ..... 
Auto. Coml)i nation lire truck 
Tar wagon and street sweeper 
Two lots of meadow land at harbor 
Tree Warden, services and expenses 
Town commons .... 
Investment of Robert Charles Billings 

fund ..... 

Interest ..... 

State and Military Aid 
Soldiers' and Sailors' Relief . 
County tax ..... 
Conmion wealth of Massachusetts, State 

tax ...... 

Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Met 

Parks loan sinking fund 
Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Inter 

est on above .... 
Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Nan 

tasket Park, maintenance . 
Commonwealth of Massachusetts, repairs 

on State Highways 
Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 25^ 

liquor license mone}^ . 
New England Tel. & Tel. Co., municipal 

service ..... 
Abatements on taxes 
Legal services and expenses . 
Forest Fires ..... 
Sealer of Weights and Measures, salary 

and expenses .... 
Preservation of alewive fisheries 



$600 00 


6,917 


44 


3,767 


54 


5,200 


00 


1,100 


00 


525 


00 


596 


31 


479 


03 


2,150 


00 


2,790 


57 


735 


00 


542 


33 


5,540 


86 


2,437 


50 


28 


22 


75 


60 


93 


76 


114 


00 



50 



301 


34 


1,640 


84 


728 


10 


225 


65 


94 


68 


10 


27 



130 



DOINGS OF THE 



1912 



Inspection of street wiring . . . $250 00 

Labor and material for improvement of 
James' Brook . 

Straits Pond, improvement of 

Lowering grade of hill on Oak street 

Fence in rear of Osgood School building 

Installation of new hydrants . 

Harbor maintenance, including salaries of 
harbor masters ..... 

Recreation expenses .... 

Woodside Cemetery .... 

Town Float, No. 3 

Beechwood Schoolhouse, special repairs 

North Cohasset Post Office, special re- 
pairs . . . . . . 90 51 

Eeimbursement to Selectmen for Harbor 
Improvement bill as paid by them in 
1911 2,179 05 

Reimbursement to Fmance Committee of 
1911 for expenses paid by said com- 



289 


05 


227 


35 


299 


64 


115 


93 


245 


00 


429 


12 


454 


71 


9 


30 


286 


57 


450 


00 



mittee ..... 


199 37 


Incidental account 


971 30 


Balance on hand : 


$213,578 03 


Uncollected 1911 




taxes . . $3,018 09 




Uncollected 1912 




taxes . . 11,282 36 




Uncollected 1912 




moth bills . 67 67 


• 


t\i ^68 


12 




X£i 


Cash on hand and our deposit 51,485 


17 




65 85^ 29 


^ 






$279,431 32 



1912 



TOWN OF COHASSET 



131 



Cr. 

Received balance in Treasury from former 

account $25,391 20 

Town of Deertield, reimbursement on 

outside poor account . . . . 176 95 

Town of Hingham, reimbursement on out- 
side poor account . . . . 122 50 

Philander Bates, Guardian, on account 
. Julia A. Glynn 52 66 

Philander Bates, settlement of account of 

Mrs. Marianna Grassie ... 50 00 

Commonwealth of Massachusetts, tempo- 
rary aid reimi)ursement . . . 131 00 

J. J. Sullivan, board of Mrs. E. J. Ham- 
mond at Cohassct Home . . . 120 00 

Sundry persons, payments on Coha.ssei 
Home account as paid into the Treas- 
ury by the Superintendent . 353 85 

Sundry persons, tele})hone service ren- 
dered 292 79 

Frank W. Browne, 6th class liquor licenses 

for 1911 and 1912 . . . . 2 00 

One Auctioneer's license ... 2 00 

Junk dealers' and pool licenses and fees 14 00 

Ephraim Snow, janitor, income from town 

hall 221 00 

Frank W. Mead, rental for town hall for 

moving picture exhibitions . . 702 00 

Frank W. Mead, excess electric current 

for moving picture exhibition . . 15 94 

Cohasset Catholic Club, rental of town hall 18 00 

Ladies' Charitable Society, rent of small 

lower room in town hall ... 24 00 

Caleb Lothrop, Agent, rebate on insur- 
ance premiums, town hall . . . 17 11 



132 DOINGS OF THE 1912 

Irving F. Sylvester, Secretary of Board 

of Health, permits and licenses issued $11 00 

One abated tax ...'.. 2 00 

Harry W. Lincoln, refund for duplicate 

order given ..... 6 25 

Caleb Lothrop, Financial Secretary Os- 
' good School Committee, for materials 
sold 36 92 

County of Norfolk, dog license money . 363 32 

Cohasset Savings Bank, income from 

Ripley fund 40 40 

Darius W. Gilbert, Inspector of milk, 

licenses issued ..... 4 00 

Commonwealth of Massachusetts, tuition 

of children 11 00 

Sundry persons, payments on highway 

account 679 24 

Commonwealth of Massachusetts, motor 

vehicle fees fund . . . . 337 20 

Commonwealth of Massachusetts, sup- 
pression of gypsy and brown tail moths 279 79 

Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Cor- 
poration tax, public service . . 13,563 74 

Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Cor- 
poration tax, business ... 42 75 

Commonwealth of Massachusetts, National 

Bank tax 2,128 37 

Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Mili- 
tary aid 120 00 

Commonwealth of Massachusetts, State 

aid 415 00 

Money hired in anticipation 

of taxes . . . $60,000 00 

Less discount . . 1,070 19 

$58,929 81 



1912 TOWN OF COH ASSET 133 

Clerk of District Court of E. Norfolk, 
fines, fees, etc. ..... 

Sheriff of Norfolk County, tines re- 
ceived ...... 

Frank W. Mead, for police service at 
town hall ...... 

Sundry persons, police uniforms as fur- 
nished ...... 

Thomas L. Hates, Chief of Police, refund 
from court case .... 

Sundry persons, for town histories 
sold ...... 

Edward L. Stevens, unexpended balance 
by town committee for purchasing; com- 
bination fire truck .... 

Alfred Heal, on account rent for North 
Cohas.set post oflirc .... 

Sundry persons, for lots sold in Wood- 
side Cemetery ..... 

Cohasset Savinors Bank, income from 
Robert Charles Hillinirs' **ConHnon" 
fund 34 72 

Cohasset Savin<rs Hank, income from 
Robert Charles r,il]inL's' "Pratt park" 
fund ...... 

Cohasset Water Co., use of fire hose 

Special fees received by collector of 
taxes ...... 

Summonses for collection of taxes . 

Selectmen, l)alance in settlement of 1911 
harbor account ..... 

Interest on taxes collected 

Interest on l)ank deposits 

Assessors' tax list committed July 19, 
1912 . . . . ^ 



155 


26 


20 


00 


85 


50 


70 


53 


62 


00 


82 


30 


8 


50 


75 


00 


72 


90 



30 


20 


2 


00 


2 


00 


26 


60 


21 


69 


2,501 


36 


396 


50 


15,532 


52 



134 DOINGS OF THE TOWN OF COHA^SBT 1912 

Assessors' supplementary tax list for 

1912 123,376 63 

Assessors' December assessment, 1912 481 13 

Assessors' moth account as committed 

with tax list 1,671 19 

Assessors' special assessment, additional, 

for 1911 30,145 00 



$279,431 32 
NEWCOMB B. TOWER, 

Treasurer and Collector. 
CoH ASSET, January 11, 1913. 



REPORT OF 

THE SCHOOL COMMITTEE 



REPORT OF SCHOOL COMMITTEE. 



The School Committee presents the following report for 
the year 1912, with an estimate of the amounts which will 
be required for the support of schools and for conveyance of 
pupils for the current year. 

Detail of school work is contained in the annual re- 
port of the Superintendent of Schools, which includes 
the reports of the Principal and Supervisors of departmental 
work. 

The amount required for conveying pupils for 1913 is in- 
creased over the amount required last year, owing to the in- 
creased number of pupils being conveyed from the Beech- 
wood District, and the necessity of having a number of 
pupils conveyed by train from the North Cohasset and King 
Street Districts. 

The Beech wood District now requires three barges where 
two barges have done the work in previous years. 

Our estimate of the amount which will be required for the 
current year is as follows : 



For Superintendent 

*' Teachers . 

*' Janitors . 

** Heatinof and ventilatinor 

'* Repairs and supplies . 

*' Books and stationery 

*' Miscellaneous . 



$800 00 

14,250 00 

1,000 00 

1.650 00 

1,500 00 

1,000 00 

750 00 



Total 



$20,950 00 



138 DOINGS OF THE 1912 



For conveying pupils : 




Jerusalem Road District 


$900 00 


King Street District 


660 00 


Beechwood District . 


. 1,920 00 


Parker Avenue District 


50 00 


N. Y.,N. H. &H. . 


500 00 


Total . 


. $4,030 00 



The following Rules and Regulations for conveying pupil& 
have been adopted by the Committee : 

CONVEYANCE OF PUPILS. 

Rules and Regulations. 

EQUIPMENT. 

Contractors having in charge the conveyance of pupils 
shall keep their conveyances and harnesses in sound repair. 
They shall provide horses capable of covering the routes 
with such expedition as is consistent with safety. 

They shall provide such blankets or robes as are necessary 
for the comfort of pupils. 

Capable drivers of good character shall be provided. 

DUTIES OF DRIVERS. 

Drivers shall always have their horses under perfect con- 
trol. 

Drivers shall not allow pupils to drive. 

Drivers shall not leave their horses while conveying pu- 
pils. 

Drivers shall follow the routes as laid out and shall stop 
only at houses and points where pupils are to be taken on 
or left. 

Drivers shall not use improper language while conveying 
pupils. 



1912 TOWN OF COHASSET 139 

Drivers shall co-operate with the Principal of the Osgood 
School and shall report to him each morning pupils guilty 
of improper language or conduct. 

Drivers shall be familiar wifh these rules and regulations. 

CONDUCT OF PUPILS. 

Pupils shall be orderly and shall not use improper lan- 
guage while in school conveyances. 

They shall take and retain seats assigned to them. 

They shall not ride on the steps nor get on or oti' convey- 
ances while said conveyances are in motion. 

Pupils who disobey these rules and regulations may be 
deprived of the right to ride in school conveyances for such 
time as the Principal or Superintendent of the school shall 
determine. 

ROUTES. 

King Street. Morning, over Sohier Street to King, on 
King t6 corner of Pond, thence to School House via King 
and North Main. Afternoon, from School House via North 
Main and King to corner of Pond and King, thence return 
to stable via King and Sohier Street. 

Jerusalem Road. Morning, North Main Street to Jeinis- 
alem Road, thence to West Comer, returning via Jerusalem 
Road, Jerusalem Road extension, Nichols Avenue, Jerus- 
alem Road and North Main Street to school. Afternoon, 
return by same route. 

Beechwood. Morning, from Brown's grocery store over 
Beechwood Street, South Main Street, Summer Street and 
Elm Street to school. Afternoon, return to Brown's groc- 
ery store over same route. From December 1 to April 1 
this route to be extended to a point opposite the Ira Pratt 
house daily, and between the opening of school in Septem- 
ber and December 1, and also between April 1 and close of 
of school year in June, on days which are untit for pupils 
to walk. 



140 DOINGS OF THE TOWN OF COHASSET 1912 

Parker Avenue. Between December 1 and April 1 when 
weather conditions make it unfit for pupils to walk. 

The King Street and Jerusalem Road barges will stop 
upon notice to the drivers at the Post OflSce. 

CO-OPERATION OF PARENTS. 

The co-operation of the parents of pupils conveyed is 
earnestly sought to the end that proper conduct may be 
maintained. 

MONTHLY REPORT. 

A monthly report on conveyance ccmditions shall be made 
to the School Committee by the Principal of the Osgood 
School. 

Respectfully submitted, 

CHARLES W. GAMMONS, Chairman, 
BURTON S. TREAT, Secretary, 
EDITH M. BATES, 
MABEL L. SOUTHER, 
GEORGE JASON, Jr., 
CALEB LOTHROP, 

School Committee. 



1912 DOINGS OF THE TOWN OF COHASSET 141 



SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT. 



To the School Committee 0/ Cohasset: 

The followiiiir report of the public schools of the town is 
respectfully submitted for your consideration. It is the 
twenty-fifth in the series of annual reports of the Superin- 
tendent of Schools : 

According to custom, this report covers briefly the main 
facts relative to the orcjanization and manacrement of the 
schools for the year, together with the statistics concerning 
enrolment, attendance, teachers and salaries. To it are 
appended the reports of the Principal of the High School 
and the Supervisors of Music, Drawing and Manual Train- 
ing. 

Teachers. 

It is an accepted fact that the teacher makes the school, 
and it follows that a school system that retains the services 
of good teachers for a period of years is sure to be efficient. 

Frequent changes make it impossible for schools to do 
their work well, for new teachers have to become acquainted 
with a new system and new pupils, and the pupils have to 
accustom themselves to new methods of instruction and dis- 
cipline. 

The town is fortunate in having a considerable number of 
teachers who have been loyal to the schools, faithful in their 
duties and efficient in service for many years, and others 
who have served for shorter periods with equal devotion to 
the best interests of the pupils. 

The only change of teachers in the elementary^schools oc- 
curred in the ninth grade. Miss Harriet C. Gould re- 
signed in March, and Mrs. Mary Paddon substituted until 
the close of the school year in June. In September Miss 
Linda Hutchifison, a graduate of Boston Universit}^ took 
charge of the grade and remained until the close of the fall 



142 DOINGS OF THE 1912 

terra. It was then decided to employ a male teacher, and 
Mr. Fred A. Chapman, a graduate of Salem Normal School, 
was chosen. 

Miss Mary Nye, who had been a very successful teacher 
in the High school for several years, resigned in June in or- 
der to accept a position in Spokane High School. Miss 
Esther D. Pierson, a graduate of Wellesley with an ex- 
perience of two years in teaching, was secured to fill the 
vacancy. 

Miss Maude E. Black, Supervisor of Drawing, resigned 
in June, and Miss P^thel L. Buck, a graduate of the Massa- 
chusetts Normal Art School, was selected for the position. 
She has taught drawing for two years in the Holbrook-Avon 
district. 

Miss Charlivene C. Blake, who had taught writing in the 
Osgood School since May, 1912, accepted a position else- 
where in December, and Miss Mae E. Birmingham, a 
graduate of the Baypath Institute and teacher of writing for 
several years in commercial schools, was appointed. 

The High School. 

Five regular teachers are employed in the High School. 
The enrolment for the school year ending June 21, 1912, 
was 78 — 30 boys and 48 girls. Eleven pupils were gradu- 
ated in June. 

Two courses are maintained, the general course which in- 
cludes the college preparatory, and the scientific, and the 
commercial course. By choosing his courses wisely and ap- 
plying himself closely to his work a pupil can prepare for 
any college, technical school or normal school in four years, 
or he may fit himself for a business position. 

The laboratory facilities are not adequate, but they are 
the best possible in the present building. The rapid advance 
in science work has made it necessary for high schools to 
provide additional rooms and equipment. Buildings con- 



1912 TOWN OF COHASSET 143 



structed twenty years ago were designed to meet the needs 
and conditions that prevailed at that time. 

In the past the major part of the time and energy of high 
school teachers throughout the country has been devoted to 
the preparation of pupils for college entrance examinations 
wdiich have been determined by the colleges. The per cent- 
age of pupils who have made up the college preparatory 
classes has been relatively small. The great majority of the 
pupils have received less consideration than they deserved. 
The small high school found it very difficult to do justice to 
all pupils. The special needs of the many have been over- 
looked. A new viewpoint has been taken, and added im- 
portance has been attached to subjects that are eminently 
practical and designed to help develop natural aptitude along 
the lines of business and skilled labor. There is no longer 
an aristocracy in education, no class that enjoys the pr:vi- 
leo^es accorded the men of learnino^ during the Middle Ajres. 
Industrial education has come to the front and we must 
shape our courses and teaching to meet the new conditions. 
The following is a list of the graduates from the High 
School, June, 1912 : 
♦Herbert eJohn Grassie, Frederic Arthur Thayer, 

Lott Elmer Bates, *Edith Rosella Pratt, 

*Irene Marion Oliver, *Charles Clifford Gammons, 

*Bertha Lillian Martin, Hannah Frances Sullivan, 

Beatrice Mary Martin, Hester Stanley James, 

Esther Stevens. 



♦With honors. 

The Grades. 

In the nine grades there were enrolled 411 pupils — 381 in 
the Osgood School and 30 in the Beech wood Primary School. 

Thirty-one were graduated from the ninth grade in June, 
and twenty-seven entered the high school in September. 

The grade work was seriously interrupted by the absence 
of many pupils on account of contagious diseases. A 



144 DOINGS OF THE 1912 

great effort was made to assist pupils in making up their 
work, and in making promotions at the close of the year 
each individual case was given careful consideration. 

During the past two years we have had an unusual amount 
of absence, due to the prevalence of measles, mumps, 
whooping cough and scarlet fever, and the rigid enforcement 
of quarantine regulations. 

By careful management the deficiencies that have not 
been made up already will in time be remedied, but patience 
and much individual instruction must be employed. 

Fifteen pupils in grade eight had not completed the full 
amount of work at the close of the school year in June, and 
consequently could not be promoted with the rest of the 
class. 

At the opening of the schools in September a special 
teacher, Miss Muriel Carberry, was employed to instruct 
the fourteen of that number who returned with a view to 
their full promotion to the ninth grade before the beginning 
of the new year. Her work was completed on December 
20, and her special class has become a part of grade nine. 
By this simple and effective method we have retained in the 
schools a considerable number of pupils who otherwise 
would have left us. 

The number of pupils in the grades of the Osgood School 
is larger than ever before, and it is evident that the building 
will not accommodate many more. 

Writing. 

The importance of writing has been fully recognized in 
the past, and our teachers have endeavored to teach their 
pupils to write legibly and rapidly, but as pupils have passed 
from grade to grade they have met different methods. Ver- 
tical writing produced legibility and uniformity, but business 
men objected to it on the ground of lack of character and 
rapidity of execution. The majority of the teachers had 



1912 TOWN OF COH ASSET 145 

learned the method of teaching the vertical script, and the 
change to muscular movement writing was confusing. 

In order to systematize the teaching of writing in all the 
grades and high school classes it was decided to employ a 
special teacher who should take full charge of the work from 
the third grade through the school. The results are prov- 
ing very satisfactory. 

Medical Inspection. 
The School Physician has been of great assistance through- 
out the year, particularly during the periods when there 
have been ei)idemics of contagious diseases. He has given 
freely of his time in making inspections and in following up 
persistent cases. 

It is unfortunate that the hiw docs not allow him to give 
advice or prescribe in certain cases. 

The health of the children must be safeguarded at any 
cost. The teachers made the usual tests of eyesight and 
hearing according to law, and the following is a statement 
of the results : 

Number of pupils examined . . 487 

Number of cases of defective sight . 54 

Number of cases of defective hearing 9 

Number of parents notified . . 34 

Manual Training and Drawing. 

The manual training work of our schools, including draw- 
ing, has for its chief object the awakening of the constructive 
sense and the development of motor activity. It helps the 
pupil to find himself arid realize his power, at the same time 
olivine: him the satisfaction of seeing the results of his work. 
It makes a practical application of what he has learned in 
mathematics, and trains his power of observation. 

The manual training room has been enlarged and improved, 
and additional equipment has been provided. 



146 DOINGS OF THE 1912 

The sewing classes have been conducted by Miss Grovenor, 
teacher of the seventh grade, and the pupils have shown 
trreat interest. 

A good beginning has been made in this department and 
the results justify its extension. 

Music. 

The music teaching has been under the skilful direction of 
Mr. Sawyer. The regular teachers have carried out his 
plans, and the singing of all the pupils has improved. 

Parents who have visited the schools have had an oppor- 
tunity to judge of the quality of the work and they have 
shown their appreciation. 

Attention is called to the reports of the Supervisors. 

Course of Study. 

Any course of study in order to be serviceable in making 
out the daily programs must be elastic and subject to change. 

Arbitrary limits cannot be set and followed. A minimum 
amount of work is indicated, and freedom is granted to the 
skilled teachers in assi^ninoj the work to meet the needs of 
the pupils who aie being taught. An outline giving the 
subjects to be taught in the various grades and classes is 
necessary, and a time schedule is often very helpful, and I 
present with this report a revised outline of the course of 
study and the time schedule now in use. 

Within the past few years school systems have been revo- 
lutionized, and an entirely new idea of education has 
appeared. 

The old idea that every child must adapt himself to the 
established means and methods of education resulted in a 
system in which those who were fitted by natural endowment 
were retained and educated, while others who could not be 
made to follow the S3'stem were allowed to leave school. 

The new idea recognizes the right of every child to the 
benefits of education and seeks to fit courses to the indi- 
vidual needs of the pupils. The average boy does not exist, 



1912 TOWN OF COHASSET 147 

and in makins: courses of study and outlines we must keep 
in mind the individual differences that exist in every class. 

Individual teachinor is the most effective form of all teach- 
ing. The only standard is the pupil's own standard estab- 
lished under the careful direction of teachers who understand 
their pupils. 

All plans of organization, grading and promotion must be 
subservient to the needs of every child. Courses must 
be shaped so that there will be time for more individual 
instruction, for more attention to backward children, and for 
a more general understanding of the problems at hand. 

Measures have been taken to make more effective a course 
of study embodying the principles stated above. 

Industrial Education. 

Chapter 471, Section 7, Acts of 1911, provides that: 

" Any resident of any city or town in Massachusetts which 
does not maintain an approved independent industrial, agri- 
cultural or household arts school, offering the type of train- 
ing which he desires, may make application for admission to 
such a school maintained by another city or town. The 
board of education, whose decision shall be final, may ap- 
prove or dissaprove such application. ****** Xhe city 
or town in which the person resides, who has been admitted 
as above provided, to an independent industrial, agricultural 
or household arts school maintained by another city or town, 
shall pay such tuition fee as may be fixed by the board of 
education ; and the commonwealth shall reimburse such city 
or town, as provided for in this act." 

This act made it possible for any one with proper qualifi- 
cations to obtain an industrial education without payment of 
tuition. 

An industrial school was established by the city of Quincy, 
and one of our boys is a student there. This school is con- 
nected with the Quincy High School, in which the industrial 
pupils spend one-half their time, the other half being spent 
in the local plants of manufacturing industries. 



148 



DOINGS OF THE 



1912 



SCHOOLS, TEACHERS AND SALARIES 



Schools. 
High School : 



Ti-acht^rs. 

Stanley C. Lary, principal 
Esther D. Pierson 
Minnie E. Bigelow . 
Marion C. Chandler 
Helen L. Colby 

Osgood School : 

Grade IX. Fred A. Chapman . 
Grade VIII. Martha P. Bates 
Grade VII. Esther Grovenor 
Edith R. Day . 



Grade VI. 
Grade V. 
Grade IV. 
Grade III. 
Grade II. 
Grade I. 



Margaret J. O'Brien 
May A. Gammons 
Anna M. Voller 
Rachel Harrison 
Sarah E. Fox . 



Beech wood Primary : 
Grades L, 

II., III. Eva S. Bassick 

Supervisor of Music : 

Edmund F. Sawyer . 

Supervisor of Manual Training : 

Annie B. Whidden . 

Supervisor of Drawing : 

Ethel L. Buck 

Special Teacher of Writing : 

Mae E. Birmingham 

Unassigned assistants : 

Lott W. Bates 
Myra L. Beal . 
Annie E. Souther 



Present Salaries. 

$1,900 00 
650 00 
800 00 
800 00 
700 00 

900 00 
650 00 
650 00 
600 00 
600 00 
650 00 
650 00 
650 00 
650 00 



550 00 

350 00 

350 00 

300 00 

600 00 

300 00 
300 00 
300 00 



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149 



Enrolment and Attendance for the Year Ending 

June 21, 1912. 
Number of pupils in all the schools 
Number between 5 and 15 years of age 
Number between 7 and 14 years of age 
Number over 15 years of age 
Average membership .... 
Average attendance .... 
Percent;! ire of attendance 



487 
436 
315 

51 
4-7 
420 

90 
(Six pupils attended Canterbury Street School, Hingham.) 



Enrolment for the Fall Term, 1912. 



High School : 










Freshman Class 




27 


Sophomore Class 




17 


Junior Class 


. 


14 


Senior Class 




21 


Total . 




79 


Osgood School : 






Grade I . 


, , 


53 


Grade II 








32 


Grade III 








45 


Grade IV 








45 


Grade Y 








49 


Grade YI 








50 


Grade YII 








45 


Orade YIII 








35 


Grade IX 








44 


Total . 








398 


Beechwood Primary School : 






Grades I, 11, I] 


[I . 




• 


29 



Total enrolment 



506 



150 



DOINGS OF THE 



1912 



Statistics for the Year Ending June 21, 1912. 



Schools. 


p 

a- 

s 

c 

76 


or. 

bi S 

> 
< 

73 


c 
eS 
'O 

J- < 

> 
< 

69 




High ....... 


94 


Osgood : 










Grade IX . . . 


31 


31 


29 


93 


Grade VIII .... 


48 


48 


43 


90 


Grade VII 








41 


40 


36 


90 


Grade VI 






. 


45 


44 


38 


86 


Grade V . 






. 


51 


49 


43 


88 


Grade IV 








43 


43 


39 


91 


Grade III 






, 


43 


41 


36 


88 


Grade II 






. 


36 


34 


30 


88 


Grade I . 






. 


43 


35 


30 


85 


Beechwood : 










Grades I, II, II . . 


30 


29 


27 


90 




487 


467 


420 


90 



Conclusion. 
During the past year the work of the schools has been 
interrupted seriously by the absence of a large number of 
pupils on account of contagious diseases, but the teachers 
have met the situation with a determination to regain what- 
ever was lost. The good results of united effort are ap- 
parent, and the prospect of a successful year is at hand. 

Respectfully submitted, 

NELSON G. HOWARD, 

Superintendent of Schools, 
Cohasset, December 31, 1912. 



1912 TOWN OF COHASSET 151 

REPORT OF PRINQPAL OF HIGH SCHOOL. 



To the School Committee and the Superintendent of 
Schools : 

I am pleased to su]>mit for your consideration the follow- 
ing report, in which I wish to state some ot the things which 
have been acccmiplished by the Cohasset High School during 
the last nine years. 

Since 1903, twenty-one students have passed entrance 
examinations to Colleges and Technical Schools, three have 
entered State Normal Schools, and several others have been 
fitted to enter various schools of advanced training. In 
one instance has the school used its privilege of issuing a 
certificate, and in that case the pupil passed examinations in 
over half of the subjects, the school certifying the remainder 
of the requirements. 

This last year one of our students competed successfully 
with students from the high schools of this Congressional 
District, for the appointment to the United States Naval 
Academy at Annapolis. 

From an economic point of view, the work of the Com- 
mercial Department, which was inaugurated in 1902, has 
eclipsed any other work of the school, for it has served a far 
greater number of pupils. Starting with a small equipment 
and a few pupils in a class room on the second floor, this 
department now occupies the former assem])ly hall on the 
third floor, and has attracted to its courses and helped to 
good positions a large percentage of our pupils. Too much 
praise cannot be bestowed on this department for the eflS- 
ciency of its service. Its graduates occupy positions of 
responsibility,' and their success, to a large extent, has be^n 
due to the quality of instruction received in the Commeicial 
Course. 

It must be apparent to all that it is impossible from an 
economic standpoint for small communities to maintain hiah 



152 DOINGS OF THE 1912 



schools which will contrast favorably, as regards equipment 
and teaching staft', with those of larger communities. Still 
the Cohasset High School has been able to offset these ad- 
vantages in a large degree and, if there is one factor which 
has been responsible for the success attained, it has been the 
devotion of its teachers to the interests of their pupils. 

In October, a Parent-teacher Association was formed. Its 
object is to bring about greater co operation between the 
home and the school. All parents and friends of the school 
have been asked to join the Association and to attend its 
meetings. 

In conclusion, permit me to thank you for your good-will 

and support. 

Respectfully submitted, 

STANLEY C. LARY, 

Principal Cohasset High School. 
Cohasset, Dec. 31, 1912. 



REPORT OF THE SUPERVISOR OF MANUAL 
TRAINING. 



To the Superintendent of Schools: 

I present for your consideration this brief report of the 
work of the classes in manual training. 

The classes have been made up of the boys of the seventh, 
eighth and ninth grades, and boys and girls from the fresh- 
man class of the High School. A few pupils from other 
classes have shown an interest in tne work and have been 
allowed to do s[)ccial work. 

The boys have followed the course in Avood-working, and 
the results show progress. The girls have received instruc- 
tion in metal work. 

The models have been m:ide with care, and all have gained 
l)ovver to use their hands. Pupils have been granted greater 



1912 TOWN OF COH ASSET 153 

freedom in the choice of models, and many useful articles 
have been made for the homes. 

The girls have shown unusual interest in the metal work. 
They have made paper knives, lamji shades, bowls, hat pins, 
pen trays, bracelets, and finger rings. 

Whitewood has been used almost exclusively this year, 
but we hope to use other woods later in order that all may 
become acquainted with their characteristics. 

The improvements in the manual training room are ap- 
preciated. We are pleased to welcome parents to our 
classes, and we wish them to know what we are attempting 
to do — not to turn out carpenters, l)ut to develop the men- 
tal, moral and physical powers of the child. 

I wish to thank all who have shown an interest in our work. 

Respectfully, 

ANNIE B. WHIDDEN. 
€oHASSET, Dec. 30, 1912. 



REPORT OF THE SUPERVISOR OF DRAWING. 



To the Superintendent of Schools: 

To make a dull collection of words known as a report be- 
gin to express the aims, the amount of area, and the actual re- 
sults obtained in the field of drawing^ is more or less difficult. 

The aims are many — the greatest is to provide a course 
of study best chosen to train the eye, the hand and the 
judgment of every child, that he may do more readily and 
in a better way the problems which he will find in his school 
course and in his work thereafter and not necessarily as 
many people suppose to convert him into an artist. With 
these thoughts in mind I have phinned ihe following course 
of study for the grammar grades : 

September and October. Fall flowers and fruits. Pencil, 
Ink, Water Color. 



154 DOINGS OF THE 1912 

November, Design for Book Cover. Lettering. 

Deceml)er, Construction and design. Boxes, Cases and 
Holders for Christmas Gifts. 

January, Working Drawings. 
February and March, Object Drawings. 

April, Figure or Animal Drawing. 

May, Landscape. 

June, Spring flowers. 

At the same time the primary grades are learnino- free 
hand cutting, measuring, paper folding and how to draw 
with pencil, crayons, brush and ink. 

The biirorest problem lies in the HiiJ^h School for here 
must be given to the pupils of the four years a satisfactory 
course mfree hand and also mechanical drawing all in one 
short da}^ a week. These periods seem all too short and 
too far apart to make very rapid progress. 

It seemed best to divide the work in the Freshman class 
and give the hoys training in lettering, measuring nnd simple 
projection, which would be of value later in mechanical 
drawing or in work be3^ond the school career, while the girls 
receive instruction in printing, design and representation of 
foliage, flowers, fruits and familiar and beautiful objects 
with pencil. 

To make the work vital and practical I have given the 
girls of the upper classes freedom in selecting the subjects 
and objects best suited to the medium they are working with. 

The interest and efl'ort given by the upper class boys to 
their mechanical drawing is creditable, and we are endeavor- 
ing to meet the requirements of the higher technical schools. 

I feel that the superintendent, teachers and pupils have 
given their best interest to the work and a ready response 
to its demands. Under these conditions the outlook for re- 
sults to be gained in the future is most encouraging. 

Respectfully submitted, 
CoHASSET,Dec.30,1912. ETHEL L. BUCK. 



1912 TOWN OF COHA.SSET 155 



REPORT OF SUPERVISOR OF MUSIC 



Mr. Nelson G. Howard, 

Superintendent of Schoolf^, 

Dear Sir : — I am glad to be able to report that we have 
had a profitable year's work in music. Notwithstanding 
some interruption due to the epidemic during the months of 
September and Octo])er we have made good progress aud in 
some grades much improvement over the work of the pre- 
ceding year. 

In the lower s^rades we have been orivins: considerable at- 
tention to simple folk-dancii)g and movement songs. The 
children enjoy this kind of work exceedingly and it is de- 
lightful to see them doing it. It is useful in developing 
their rythmic sense and results in more spontaniety and less 
self-consciousness in their sinoflno:. We shall do more of it 
as time goes on and introduce it in more advanced grades. 

Good work has been done, too, in the upper grades and 
we are now getting better part-singing than ever before. 
The introduction of the Victor talking machine has resulted 
in increased interest in good music. It is now used in the 
public schools in many places and its usefulness is very 
generally recognized. 

We are particularly fortunate in having a strong coips of 
teachers, and to their efficient co-operation with the super- 
visor we are largely indebted for the excellent results that 
have been obtained. 

Very respectfully yours, 

EDMUND F. SAWYER, 

December, 1912. Supervisor, 



156 



DOINGS OF THE 



1912 



REPORT OF THE STAMP SAVINGS. 



The Stamp Savings is being carried on at the Osgood 
School, as in the last nine years. The epidemic of scarlet 
fever at the beginning of the f)resent school year prevented 
the opening of the Bank until much later than formerly. 
The children take the same interest in saving their pennies. 
It is pleasing to know that the Stamp Savings was desired in 
the Beechwood Schools, and it was started there in the early 
Fall. 

Respectfully submitted, 

BESSIE L. TOWER. 
CoH ASSET, December, 1913. 



HIGH SCHOOL COURSE OF STUDY. 



GENERAL COURSE. 

College Preparatory or Scientific. 



English 


5 


English 


5 English 


5 


English 


5 


Latin 


5 


Latin 


6 Latin 


5 


Latin 


5 


Ancient His 


.3 




Eng. Hist. 


3 


Sol. Geom. or Trig 


. 5 


Algebra 


5 


PI. Geometry 


5 Adv. Geora. 


5 


Adv. Algebra 


5 


Drawing 


1 


French or Ger. 


4 Fr. or Ger. 


4 


French or Ger. 


4 


Music 


1 


Drawing 


1 Drawing 


1 


Drawing 


1 






Elem. Science 


4 Physics 


5 


Chem. or Physics 


5 






Music 


1 Music 


1 


Mu.sic 


1 


Periods 


21 




25 


29 




34 






Commercial Course. 








English 


5 


English 


5 English 


5 


Bus. English 


5 


History 


5 


History 


3 History 


3 


History 


3 


Algebra 


5 


Geometry 


5 French or Ger. 4 


P'reuch or Ger. 


4 


Bookkeeping 


a 


FivMch or Ger, 


, 4 Bus. Prac. 


5 


Bus. Practice 


5 


Com. Arith. 


2 


Bookkeeping 


3 Sten. & Type 


. 5 


Sten. & Type. 


5 


Penmanship 


1 


Penmanship 


1 




Chem ano Physics 


i5 


Drawing 


1 


Cora. Arith. 


2 








Music 


1 


Music 


1 









Periods 



23 



24 



27 



1912 



TOWN OF COHASSET 



15 7 



SYNOPSIS OF COURSE OF STUDY, WITH 

TIME SCHEDULE. (Grades.) 

(Time given in minutes a week.) 



Subjects, 



Grades I. II. 



III. IV. 



V. VI. 



60 60 60 30 30 30 
100 100 100 100 100 100 



VII. 


VIII. 


30 


30 


75 


75 



IX 



30 



75 75 75 50 50 50 50 50 50 

200 250 250 250 200 200 200 210 175 

600 500 500 240 240 210 180 105 175 

100 100 180 180 180 175 

50 75 150 200 200 200 220 240 120 

Too 150 180 135 175 

75 75 75 60 60 60 75 80 60 



60 60 



30 30 30 30 30 30 
60 100 100 100 100 150 150 



Morning Exer- 
cises 

Recesses 

Physical Exer 
cises 

Language anc 
Grammar 

Reading 

Geography 

Aritlimetic 

History 

Spelling 

Physiology and 
Hygiene . 

Writinor 

Drawing and Na 
ture Study 

Music 

Algebra 

Manual Training 
and Sewing 

Latin (elective) 

COURSE OF STUDY IN ARITHMETIC. 
Grade I. 

1. Counting from one to fifty. 

2. Fractions. One-half, one-third, and one-fourth. 

3. Simple relations of numbers from one to ten inclusive. 

4. Denominate numbers. Length : inch, foot, yard ; 
value : cent, nickel, dime. Actual measures should be 
placed in the hands of the children, and used by them. 
Other terms like week, month, should be used as necessary. 



100 100 100 100 
60 60 60 60 



60 


60 


60 


60 60 


60 


60 


60 


60 60 
120 






60 


60 60 
175 



158 DOINGS OF THE 1912 

5. Original concrete problems given by the teacher and 
pupils, involving counting and measuring. 

Oral arithemtic should constitute the greater part of the 
work of the first year. The blackboard should be used 
freely. The following materials are suggested : Inch 
cubes, splints, pegs, foot rulers graduated to inches, yard 
sticks, squares and oblongs of cardboard of various sizes, 
prisms, toy money, cards for number perception and com- 
binations. 

The problems in this grade as in all others, should appeal 
to the interests of the children, and to their home life and 
immediate needs. 

Grade II. 

1. Reading and writing Arabic numbers to one hundred 
Roman numerals to ^11, using clock dial. Signs, -[-» — ?= ; 
Counting by I's, 2's, 3's, 5's to ten times each of these num- 
bers, as a basis for the multiplication tables. 

2. Addition, [subtraction, nmlti[)lication, and division of 
numbers to 40, no multiplier or divisor greater than 12 re- 
quired. The numbers to 20 should be taught objectively. 

3. Fractions. Teach J, J. Use objective work with 
cubes, paper folding, paper cutting, bloc s, drawings, and 
other similar material. 

4. The addition tables completed. The 45 combina- 
tions of addition and subtraction. Multiplication to 10x5. 
Division mastered within the range of the multiplication 
tables learned. Short columns of figures added. 

5. Denominate numbers. Review work of Grade 1. 
Teach liquid measure : pint, quart, gallon ; time : reading 
time by the clock, current dates ; making change to $1. 

6. Problems and exercises involving measurements and 
comparisons, to develop simple ideas of size, form, like- 
nesses and difi'erences in objects. 

No attempt should be made to teach the reasons for pro- 
cesses. Teach signs only^when a need for their use arises. 



1912 TOWN OF COHASSET 159 

Grade III. 

1. Reading and writing Arabic numbers to 1000; Ro- 
man numerals to L. Continue the counting to Grade II, to 
1000 ; Roman numerals to L. Continue the counting to 
Grade II, to include 6's, 7's, 8's and 9's, as a basis for the 
multiplication tables and as a review of the addition com- 
binations. Signs, -f-, — X, ^, ^, $, c. 

2. Review the 45 combinations. Oral work of the type 
of 36 4- 40, 26 + 42, and 342 + 24, where no carrying is 
involved. 

Written work of tour orders, including dolliirs and cents. 

3. Subtraction as suggested b} the work in addition. 

4. Multiplication tables completed through 10 x 10, and 
made an object of drill until the facts are thoroughly memo- 
rized. 

5. Divison of numbers of four orders, the divisor being 
of one order. Short division by 20, 30,, etc., and long 
division with divisors whose unit figure is 1 or 2. 

6. Fractions. Teach J, :^,i, \. Halves reduced to 
sixths, and thirds to sixths. Oral addition and subtraction 
of such fractions. Objective work when necessary. 

7. Denominate numbers. Review tables already studied. 
Teach square inch, square foot, and square yard, with dia- 
grams illustrating areas. Objective work in finding volumes 
in cubic inches. The ton. Table of time completed. 

8. Simple exercises in buying, selling and making 
change. 

Original problems relating to local conditions, including 
the other studies of the class. 

To the materials suggested for Grades I and II may be 
added the square foot and the square yard (cut from heavy 
paper), and drawings showing the number of square inches 
in the square foot, and the number of square feet in the 
square yard. 

The units of measure should he in constant use. 



160 DOINGS OF THE 1912 

Grade IV. 

1. Reading and writing Arabic numbers to 10,000 ; Ro- 
man numerals to C. Counting by ll's and 12's, as a basis 
for the multiplication tables to 12 x 12. 

2. Constant practice in addition and subtraction, to 
secure accuracy and rapidity. Use drill tables. Much rapid 
oral work, the numbers being spoken by the teacher or writ- 
ten one above the other on the blackboard. 

3. Multiplication tables to 12 x 12. Oral multiplication 
of any two numbers whose product is less than 50. AVritten 
exercises in multiplication and division, no multiplier to 
exceed 99, and no divisor above 12. 

4. Fractions. Special attention to fractions from J to ^. 
Addition and subtraction of fractions where the common 
denominator can be found by inspection. Easy reductions. 
Easy multiplications involving integers and fractions, and 
two fractions. Decimal fractions based on common fractions 
and the table of United States money. 

5. Denominate numbers. Constant review of tables, 
with applications. Tables of long and cubic measure. 

6 Measurements. Practical application of tables to mea- 
surements. 

7. Problems as in the preceding Grades should relate to 
the interests and needs of the child. 

The year's work should close with a systematic review. 

The materials used should include the units of measure of 
the preceding Grades, and objects for measurement con- 
structed from heavy paper or wood. 

Grade V. 

1. Reading and writing Arabic numbers to 1,000,000; 
Roman numerals to M ; decimals of two orders. 

2. Daily oral practice with small numbers to secure skill 
in the four operations. Written exercises in the four oper- 
ations. Multipliers and divisors of three orders. Thp two 
factors of numbers less than 100. Comparison of factors 



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and products. Review the multiplication tables through 
12 X 12. 

3. Common fractions. Review the work of the preced- 
ing Grades, using objects when necessary. Greatest com- 
mon divisor and least common multiple. Use the business 
fractions, ^, i, \, ^, i, ^, J^, fg. 

Practical uses of cancellation. Oral and written work 
with aliquot parts that are used in l)usiness. 

Decimal fractions. Development based on common frac- 
tions and the table of United States money. 

Reduction to and from common fractions. The four oper- 
ations completed. 

4. Denominate numbers. Reduction. The operations. 
Review all tables, adding circular measure, dozen, gross 
quire. 

The units of measure thus far learned should be applied in 
measurements, drawing and construction. 

5. Original problem'^, both oral and written. Bills made 
and receipted. Utilize local conditions. 

The year's work should close with a careful review. 
Grade VI. 

1. Reading and writing of Arabic numbers, integral and 
decimal. 

2. Review the tables. Oral and written practice in the 
four operations. Analysis of simple i)roblems. 

3. Factoring. Greatest common divisor. Least com- 
mon multiple. Cancellation (avoid needless difficulties). 

4. Fractions. Practice in the four operations with com- 
mon fractions and decimals. Equivalence of familiar deci- 
mals with common fractions. 

5. Denominate numbers. Review and apply weight, 
capacity, time, length, service and volume measures. Brief 
attention to the semiobsolete tables. 

6. Measurements. Areas of rectangles and right tri- 
angles. 



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Measuring the dimensions and finding the surfaces and 
volumes of cubes and right prisms. 

7. Original problems based on actual conditions. 
Analysis. 

Discussion of the market prices and discounts quoted on 
school and household supplies. 

All problems should be within the range of the child's ex- 
perience and comprehension. 

Grade Yll. 

1. Decimal notation of integers and fractions. 

The identity of common fractions, decimals and per cents 
taught. The equation. 

2. Oral and written exercises in the fundamental processes. 
Special attention to rapid addition. Multiples and factors. 

Squares and their roots. 

3. Percentage. Percentage applied to commercial trans- 
actions, including interest. 

4. Decimal and common fractions continued, and used 
in solving problems that involve the units ot" measure pre- 
viously studied. 

5. Simple proportion. Develop objectively the percep- 
tion of proportion. Comparison of lengths and volumes. 

6. Denominate numbers. Review of tables. Oral ex- 
ercise in changing denominate units. Compound numbers. 

7. Measurements of surface, solids, lumber and wood. 
Construction of models of solids from heavy paper. 

8. Problems in protit and loss and simple interest. Com- 
mercial papers — bills, receipts — prepared and used. Simple 
forms of accounts. Analysis. 

Grade VIII. 

1. Review decimal notation. Types of numbers written. 
Relation of integers, fractions and compound numbers. 

2. The fundamental operations reviewed with integers, 
common and decimal fractions, and compound numbers. 
Rapid oral and written work, and short methods. 



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3. Denominate numbers. Review all the tables, and 
4ipply them to practical problems. 

4. Longitude and time. Show the use of standard time. 

5. Interest. Simple interest finished. Compound inter- 
est, work limited to savings bank accounts. Business meth- 
ods of computing interest. Use interest tables. 

Partial payments. Discounts. Review of percentage. 

6. Ratio and proportion. Ai)plications to business prob- 
lems. 

7. Problems representing actual business conditions. 
Bills, cash accounts, balancing accounts. Analysis. 

Grade IX. 

1. Review of the fundamental operations, with integers, 
common fractions, and decimals. 

Rapid computation and short methods. Application of 
denominate numbers. 

2. Ratio, proportion ; square foot. 

3. ^Measurements. Lines, angles, triangles, quadrilate- 
rals, the circle, rectangular solids, and the cylinder. 

Application in the measurement of surfaces, volumes, 
land, lumber, distances, etc. 

4. Measurements of the surface and volume of the circle, 
sphere, prism, cylinder, pyramid and cone. Ratio of similar 
solids. 

5. Percentage and its application to business. Discounts; 
commission ; promissory notes ; partial payments ; taxes ; 
government revenues ; stocks and bonds ; exchange ; part- 
nership. 

6. Bank accounts. The various forms of common bank- 
ing should be explained. Pupils should be encouraged to 
save money, and to open a savings bank account. 

7. Problems relating to the common business of the 
people of to-day. 

8. Review of all the subjects of the course. 



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COURSE OF STUDY IN LANGUAGE. 

First Grade. 
Lanffuaae work should be laro^elv a matter of correct oral 
expression in all subjects. Have daily talks upon some ob- 
jects of interest known to the child, or presented by the 
teacher with the aim to get concise and definite statements. 
Use pictures. Carry the language into every lesson, insist- 
ing upon correct statements. Written Work. Copying 
names and residences of pupils, short sentences ; capitals^ — 
I, beginning of sentences ; name of pupil, residence. 

Second Grade. 

Oral. Names of objects, qualities, actions; descriptions 
of pictures and objects; reproduction of short stories; 
memory gems. Written Work, Copying; capitals^ — 
names of persons, streets, towns, cities, days of the week, 
months ; period after sentence, after abbreviations ; abbrev- 
iations, — initials, Mr., Mrs., St., bbl., lb., ft., yd., pt., qt., 
bu., pk. 

Third Grade. 

Oral. Descriptions ; stories reproduced ; memory gems ; 
forms and names, as round, oval, square, rectangle, etc., also 
the forms applied to objects, as tub, marble, Qgg, stove, etc. ; 
use of is and are, was and were, did and done, saw and seen, 
has and have. Written. Capitals, as in first and second 
years, at beginning of a line of poetry, at the beginning of a 
quotation, the word O; quotation, marks in an undivided 
quotation ; apostrophe in common contractions ; abbrevia- 
tions^ — Dr., A.M., P.M., Supt., Mass., Co. ; writing the 
headings of letters ; use the singular and plurals of nouns, 
teaching the formation of plurals in s : written descriptions 
weekly ; short dictation exercises twice a week. 

Fourth Grade. 
Oral. Continue the work of the Third Grade. Written. 
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in fhe written and the oral language ; making one supple- 
ment the other. Original exercises once a week, dictation 
exercises of about live sentences each four times a week. 
Develop idea of statement and question. Punctuation^ — pe- 
riod and question-mark, apostrophe in contractions and in 
possessive singular, hy})hen when word is divided, divided 
quotation. Plurals in es^ also of man, woman, child ox, 
goose, Joot, tooth, mouse^ louse. Envelopes addressed, let- 
ter forms. In written descriptions use Nature Study, pic- 
tures and stories. Encourage pupils to illustrate compo- 
sitions by drawings and diagrams. 

Fifth Grade. 

Oval. Reproductions ; stories. Use readers for much of 
this work. Pupils should learn to talk freely. Encourage 
them to talk about subjects that arise in their studies — such 
as people, historical characters, occupations, etc. Written, 
Dictations four times a week, original work once. Letter 
writing, — familiar letters. Capitals, — titles, geographical 
names, taught from those used in the geography lesson ; 
plurals in ves ; descriptive and narrative writing, using 
the material furnished by other subjects. 

Sixth Grade. 

From this point onward, regular oral language lessons, 
other than in grammar recitations, should be dropped ; but 
correct language should be insisted upon in all oral work. 
Written. Original work once a week, dictations covering 
subjects of previous grades and those taught this year, four 
times a week. Written Work as in the Fifth Grade ; syno- 
nyms, develop the paragraph idea. Technical. Sen- 
tence, — parts, kinds, — distinguish nouns and verbs. Ana- 
lyze sentences by telling kinds, parts. Forms of nouns, 
uses of nouns as subject and object of verbs. 



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Seventh Grade. 

Written. Original once a week, dictation four times. 
Technical. Reviews. Sentences, — simple and compound ; 
nouns and pronouns ; verbs, irregular verbs parts and uses 
especially. 

Eighth Grade. 

See Sixth Grade for written work, add notes of invita- 
tion, acceptance, and refnsal, business letters. Technical. 
Eeviews. Construction of sentences, relations of nouns and 
pronouns and verbs, adjectives, adverbs, prepositions, con- 
junctions, interjections. Study of complex sentences. 

Ninth Grade. 
For written work see Seventh Grade. Technical. A 
complete course in grammar. 

NOTES. 

Have a short time set aside for daily work in oral lan- 
guage, and in addition make every oral recitation a lan- 
guage lesson. Full statements should be required at all 
times in the lower grades. 

Pupils must first be led to observe carefully, then to ex- 
press the result orally, before being allowed to express it in 
writing. This requires constant practice under careful 
guidance. Pupils in the first and second grades should be 
required to write, daily, what they have already expressed 
orally. At first this should be written for them by the 
teachers upon the board or upon the individual papers, each 
having his own sentence to write. 

The best objects for the basis of conversational lessons, 
are those of common occurence, — especially familiar animals 
and plants, Have the object, one for each pupil, if they 
can be obtained. 

All written work should be examined by the teacher, re- 
turned to the pupil, and mistakes corrected by him. Avoid 
giving the pupil the correct form or spelling, if he is sap- 



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posed to know it. Cull attention to the mistake and indi- 
cate its nature, that he may think the correct form. Chiss 
mistakes should be noted and corrected with the chiss. It 
is well to allow the pupils at times to correct their own 
papers, es|)ecially in dictation exercises. 

COURSE OF STUDY IN GRAMMAR. 

Grade VII. 

I. Oral and Written Exercises. 

1. Oral reproduction of reading lessons, and of stories 
and poems read at home. 

2. Description of familiar objects in nature. 

3. Expression in the pupil's own words of the thoughts 
and sentiments in the poems that have been memorized. 

4. Conversations on geographical and historical subjects, 
followed by carefully written summaries. 

5. Composition writing, the subjects to be those in which 
the pupils have the greatest interest. 

6. The correct pronunciation and use of words frequently 
mispronounced and misused. 

7. Use of the dictionary. 

8. Common synonyms and homonyms, 
y. A few roots, prefixes and suffixes. 

10. Brief biographical sketches. 

II. Grammar. — The Study of Easy Sentences. 

1. The subject and the predicate. 

2. The kind of sentences. 

3. The uses of words in forming sentences. 

4. The parts of speech. 

5. Adjective and adverbial phrases and clauses. 

6. Prepositions. 

7. Classes of pronouns ; declension of personal pronouns. 

8. The active and the passive voice. 

9. Simple analysis. 

10. Rules of syntax studied in connection with words 
occuiTing in sentences. 



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Grade VIII. 
I. Oral and Written Exercises. 

1. Oral and written reproduction of reading exercises. 

2. Abstracts and summaries of lessons, of stories, and of 
class-room conversations. 

3. Reports on home reading. 

4. Narratives ; descriptions of real and imaginary ob- 
jects, scenes and expciiences. 

5. Letter writing ; advertisments ; telegrams ; short ar- 
ticles of news for publication ; formal notes. 

6. Oral and written exercises on poems carefully studied ; 
and on beautiful pictures, statuary, etc. 

7. Dictation exercises. 

8. Synonyms and honumyms. 

9. Roots, suffixes, prefixes and compound words. 
10. Application of the rules of syntax. 

II. Grammar. — The study of Simple, Complex and Com- 
pound Sentences. 

1. Analysis. 

2. The parts of speech and their properties. 

3. Principles of syntax illustrated by familiar examples. 

4. Punctuation. 

5. Systematic review ; classification of sentences ; func- 
tion of word, phrase and clause elements. 

6. Sul)division, inflection and syntax of the parts of 
speech 

Grade IX. 

I. Study parts of speech with use and definition. 

II. Analysis and construction of simple, complex and 
compound sentences. 

III. Clauses and their relation to the sentence. Original 
sentences used to illustrate all cases. 

IV. Composition twice a week upon tamiliar subjects. 

V. Teach the verb and its place in the sentence, its 



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agreement, and its relation to other words in the sentence. 

VI. Read good literature and interpret the meaning in 
accordance with the syntax. 

COURSE OF STUDY IX GEOGRAPHY. 

Grade IV. — Concrete Geography. 

I. Observations. 

(a) Weather; sun's path ; winds ; temperature ; sea- 

sons. 

(b) Simple study of soils, sand, gravel and clay. 

(c) Study of Cohasset and vicinity. 

II. Study of the earth as a whole. 

(a) Shape, size, motions, land and water masses. 

(b) Representations on globes and maps. 

Grade V. — Concrete Geography. 

I. Observations. 

(a) Weather records ; rain and snow ; climate ; 

storm . 

(b) Continue work of Grade IV. 

II. Study of the earth as a whole. 

(a) The poles ; axis ; circles ; zones. 

(b) Map drawing. Local maps drawn and ex- 

plained. 

Grade VI. — Concrete Geography. 

I. Continue observations. 

(a) Shore lines ; harbors ; hills ; streams ; valleys ; 

plains. 

(b) The prevailing winds ; rain fall ; plant growth. 

II. The Western Hemisphere. 

(a) The United States and Canada. 

(b) The important countries of South America. 

(c) Massachusetts. 

Grade VH. — Concrete Geography. 

I. Continue observations. 

II. Study of the Continents. 



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III. The Eastern Hemisphere. 

.(a) General features ; drainage ; surface ; lakes ; 

rivers ; mountain systems, 
(b) Climate ; productions ; minerals ; people ; rela- 
tive importance of sections. 
Make use of supplementary reading to impress facts and 
conditions. 

Grpde VIII. — The Eastern Hemisphere, continued. 

(a) Physical features. 

(b) The relative importance of the countries. 

(c) The industries and customs of the people. 

(d) The chief cities ; exports and imports ; routes 

of commerce. 

(e) The Island Groups. 

Course in reading upon the great cities of the world. 
The United States. 

(a) Physical features and natural divisions. 

(b) Commerce ; cities ; people ; routes of commerce- 

land and water. 

(c) Products and manufactures by natural sections. 

Grade IX. 
The United States, Canada and Mexico. 

(a) Social and commercial relations. 

(b) Exploration and settlement. 

(c) Expansion of the far west. The development of 

Canada and Mexico. 
The geographical distribution of railways. 
Mathematical Geography. Special study of the states, par- 
ticularly of Massachusetts. 

Physical Geography one-half year. 

COURSE OF STUDY IN HISTORY. 

Second and Third Grades. (No text books.) 
Places of historic interest in town visited and story told ; 
objects of historic interest shown and talked about. Settle- 



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raent of town, — time, place, people. Historic persons of 
the town and their deeds. Use pictures to supplement ob- 
jects of interest, that the life of the early people and the 
changes from time to time may be shown. 

Teachers should seldom read to the pupils, as books deal- 
ing with these subjects are apt to be beyond the pupils' un- 
derstanding ; read, however, if anything of interest within 
their comprehension can be found. 

Fourth and Fifth Grades. 

Myths (no text book). Pandora, Jupiter, ^Mercury,- 
Philemon and Bancis ; Juno, — Iris ; Minerva, — competition' 
between her and Neptune, Arachne ; Apollo, — Daphne ; 
Diana ; Venus ; Mars ; Vulcan ; Neptune ; Pluto ; Cadmus ; 
Orpheus ; Phaeton ; Orion ; Pyramus and Thisbe ; Echo 
and Narcissus; Hercules, Perseus, Jason, and Q^dipus and 
their adventures ; Trojan War : Ulysses. Also an idea of 
the Teutonic myths. 

Sixth Grade. 

Greece (no text book). Position and power in the 
ancient world; Beliefs of the people; Leading poets, ora- 
fors, statesmen, and soldiers; Athens; Sparta; Persian 
Wars, — Marathon, Thermopylae, Salamis, Plattea ; Alexan- 
der the Great; Strength and weakness of Greece; Fall, — 
causes. 

Rome (no text book). Position and power; Beliefs of 
the people ; Leading poets, orators, statesmen, and soldiers ; 
Hannibal ; Caesar ; Contests between the plebians and pa- 
tricians : Fall, — causes. 

Seventh Grade. 
Read United States History. 

Eighth Grade. 
Talk over English History with special reference to the 
development of the Anglo-Saxen race and the growth o£ 
constitutional liberty. 



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United States. Topography. Early People. Early 
Discoveries. Northmen. Columbus. Spain m America, 
— Explorers (one or two thoroughly, read and locate others) , 
territory gained, present territory, imprint left upon United 
States. France m America., — Explorers (Champlain and 
Jesuits, read and locate others), territory gained, present 
territory, imprint left upon the United States. England in 
America, — Explorers (Cabots, Kaliegh, Traders, others 
read and locate). Settlements, — New England (Massa- 
chusetts thoroughly as a type, connect local history ; New 
Hampshire, Rhode Island, Connecticut) , Southern (Virginia 
as a type, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Geor- 
gia), Middle (New York, — study Hudson's explorations, — 
and New Jersey; Pennsylvania and Delaware), People 
(Manners and customs, education, religion, occupations, 
development of towns in New England, government). 
French and English. Intercolonial Wars (Names, causes, 
character of the fighting, results). French and Indian 
War (Causes, strength of parties, plan, leading men on each 
side, Quebec and result, results of the war. Read the en- 
tire war to get a connection). American Revolution. 
Causes (Lexington especially). Campaign around Boston 
(Bunker Hill, result). Campaigns against New York and 
Philadelphia (Object, Battle of Long Island, Trenton, 
Brandy wine, result). Burgoyne's Campaign (Object, Sar- 
atoga, result). Campaign in South (Object, character, 
Yorktown, result. 

J}^ote. Re:id to get the outline of the entire campaign, but 
study object, turning point, and residt only in detail. 

Other topics (Arnold's treason, Continental money, gov- 
ernment peace). " Critical Period" (Weakness of the new 
country, Articles of Confederation, Constitution. 

Ninth Grade. 
^'Establishing the Nation''' (Washington and his cabinet). 
Hamilton's plan, AVhiskey Rebellion, foreign afiairs,-- Spain, 



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Barbary States*, France, England, including the rival claims, 
Jay's Treaty, Impressment of seamen, and the War of 1812. 

Note. In the War of 1812, learn causes and results only, 
read the war. 

Slavery. Introduction, At Revolution, Cotton Gin, Pro- 
hibition of Slave Trade, Missouri Compromise, Nulliffcatien 
(Not slave topic, but given because of bearing of principle 
upon the subject), Free Soil Party and Abolitionists, "Uncle 
Tom's Cabin," Annexation of Texas, War with Mexico 
(Omit the study of the war at present, simply the fact and 
the addition of territory and its etfect upon slavery), Cali- 
fornia, Kansas and Nebraska, Dred Scott, John Brown, 
Election of Lincoln, Secession, Emancipation, Constitutional 
Abolition. 

Tariff. AVhat, Principle, Hamilton's, Taritf of 1816, 
Abomination Tariff, Nullification and Clay's Compromise, 
Decrease before the War, Increase and policy since the War. 

Political Parties. Two leading views of our government. 
Federalists, Anti-Federalists, including JefFersonian Repub- 
licans, Democrats, Free Soil, Whigs, Republicans. 

Inventions. 

Literary Men. 

Growth of Territory. , 

Population, and Settlement of the West. 

Mexican War. Causes, — Taylor's Campaign, Conquest 
of the South- West, Scott's Campaign. (Of each object, 
turning battle, result, and in Scott's, the diflSculties.) Result 
of War. 

Civil War. Causes. Plan. Blockade (What, means of 
effecting, result. Read all time will allow upon the subject ; 
study Hatteras Inlet, New Orleans, Monitor and Merri- 
mack). Opening the Mississippi (Object, breaking Con- 
federate line of defense, Pittsburg Landing and the capture 
of Corinth, Vicksburg ; read the rest) . Army of the Tennes- 
see (Object, Chattanooga, — importance, — Sherman's march ; 



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read to make the campaigns complete). Army of the Poto- 
mac (Object, Bull Run, McClellan's campaign, — Anteitam 
and result, — Shenandoah Valley and its importance. Mead's 
Campaign, Gettysburg thorouo^hly and result. Grant's Cam- 
paign, — Seige of Richmond and Lee's surrender; read to 
keep connection). 

Review by Administrations, — President, Political Party 
in power. Important events. Leading men. 

Learn few dates and those to be turning points. 

Encourage individual research in books other than school 
text books. 

CIVIL GOVERNMENT. 

Town Government at time of town meeting. 
State Government at time of State election. 
National Government last month of school year. 

COURSE OF STUDY IN READING AND LITERA- 
TURE. 
Reading and Literature. 

One of the chief [)urposes of the school should be to de- 
velop power and ability to read and appreciate good litera- 
ture. The early processes in teaching reading must be 
considered carefully by every teacher. Much that has been 
regarded as mechanical work in primary grades may be 
vitalized by the thinking teacher. Every rational child de- 
lights in story, and under skilful direction will assimilate the 
elements that have the slightest parallel in his experience. 
Without the teacher's assistance slight attempt is made by 
young children at interpretation. Thj-ough rhythm, melody 
and repetition the attention is fixed while the mechanics of 
reading are readily learned. There is no one exclusive 
method for teaching reading,- but there is one great principle 
involved in all orood methods. Interest must be aroused and 
experience interpreted. 

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US to establish a taste for the best literature. The process 
must be a gradual growth, carefully directed. The raodem 
well equipped and well selected library may be made a 
powei*ful ally of the schools. The course of study in read- 
ing and literature which follows was framed with the hope 
of uniting and correlating the forces that seem strongest in 
developing ability to read and understand. 

We have attempted to introduce the pupils to those 
authors in who^e masteq^ieces are found the clearest pictures 
of life and the most accurate expression of truth. 

Grade 1. 

1. Reading from the blackboard by the word and sen- 
tence method. Short, simple and interesting sentences 
expressing the thoughts sus^gested by the pupil's own ob- 
servation and conversation. Make each lesson a series of 
sentences connected in thought. Employ the pupil's own 
vocabulary whenever it is possible, and introduce new words 
slowly. 

2. Let the pupils read silently some of the sentences 
written on the blackboard, and show the meaning. 

3. Study the phonic elements, and the analysis of typical 
monosyllables into their sounds. Develop a vocabulary of 
two hundred words before attempting the use of books. 

4. Use the simplest parts of several primers and first 
readers, supplementing each lesson with blackboard ex- 
ercises. 

5. Develop all difiicult words from the blackboard, and 
read the selections that are most interesting to the pupils. 

6. Constant word drill. Story-telling by pupils and 
teacher. 

7. Selections memorized and recited. 

Selections for Story-Telling. 

Little Red Riding Hood. The Lion and the Mouse. 
The Ant and the Dove. Aeolus and the Bag of Winds. 
The Goose that Laid the Golden Egg. Apollo and Clytie. 



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Daphne. Pilgrims and the First Thanksgiving. 
Apollo and Hyacinthus. Golden Rod and the Aster. 
The House that Jack Built. Dick Whittin^ton's Cat. 



Washington. 



Phaeton. The Boy and the Wolf. George 

Selections for Memorizing. 

Good Morning, from Pippa Passes, Browning. 

Snow Flakes (first stanza) Longfellow. 

The Land of Nod, Stevenson. 

My Shadow, Stevenson. 

At the Seaside, Stevenson. 

Rain, Stevenson. 

The Wind, Stevenson. 

The Swing, Stevenson. 

Happy Thought, Stevenson. 

The Cow, Stevenson. 

A Thought, Stevenson. 

Bed in Summer, Stevenson. 

Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star, Taylor. 

Cradle Song, Tennyson. 

September, Jackson. 

What Does Little Birdie Say, Tennyson, 

Baby, MacDonald. 

Little Drops of Water, Brewer. 

Mother Goose Rhymes. 
Humpty Dumpty. 
Little Bo-Peep. 
Little Jack Horner. 
Baa-Baa-Black Sheep. 
Rock-a-by-Baby on the Tree Top. 

Grade II. 
1. Study and mastery oif the easier parts of several 
second readers, and of the remaining parts according to the 
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2. Supplementary lessons from first readers du ing the 
first half-year. Sight reading from first readers after the 
development of all new and difficult words from the black- 
board. 

3. Phonic drill continued. Simple, well chosen exer- 
cises in enunciation, emphasis, force, and pitch. 

4. Reading, studying, and memorizing selections from 
good literature. 

5. Stories read or told to the class, and retold by the 
pupils. 

Selections for Memorizing : 

Sweet and Low, 

My Bed is a Boat, 

The Land of Story-Books, 

All Things Beautiful, 

Sleep, Baby, Sleep, 

October, 

Seven Times One, 

Spring, 

Stop, Stop, Pretty Water 

Don't Kill the Birds, 

Ariel's Song, *' Where the bee Sucks," 

Dutch Lullaby, 

We Thank Thee, 

Three Little Bugs in a Basket 



Tennyson. 

Stevenson. 

Stevenson. 

Alexander. 

From theGerman. 

eTackson. 

Ingelow. 

Thaxter. 

Folleu. 

Coleswoi-thy. 

Shakespeare. 

Field. 

Emerson. 

Gary. 



For Story. telling : 

The Little Match-Girl, 

Legend of the Moss Rose, 

Iris, 

Arachne, 

Echo of the Nymph, 

Jack Frost, 

The Ugly Duckling, 



Epimethus and Pandora. 

Latona and the Frogs. 

The Three Bears. 

-(Esop's Fables. 

Ants and Grasshopper, 

Fox and Grapes. 

The Wind and the Sun. 

The Porcupine and theSnake. 



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Grade III. 

1. Study and mastery of the easier parts of several third 
readers. 

2. Lessons from second readers for practice in sight 
reading during the first half-year. 

3. Phonic drill continued. Recognition of new words 
by analogy of parts. Exercises to secure distinct enuncia- 
tion. Careful word study. Constant use of blackboard. 

4. Stories and poems read or told to the class and retold 
by the pupils. Selectiims memorized. 

5. Silent reading followed by oral reproduction. Inter- 
est aroused in children's books from the Public Library. 
Selections for Memorizing : 

The Brown Thrush, 



I Saw Three Ships, 

We Are Seven, 

'Twas the xsight Before 

Christmas, 
The First Snow-Fall, 
November, 

Mountain and the Squirrel, 
Flower in the Crannied Wall, 
Barefoot Boy, 
Home, Sweet Home, 
Hiawatha's Childhood, 
Hiawatha's Sailing, 
The Village Blacksmith, 
Lullaby of an Infant Chief, 
For Story-Telling : 
The Golden Touch. 
Apollo and Hercules. 
Stories of Animals (such 

as Thompson-Seton's) . 
Androcles and the Lion. 
Aurora and Tithonus. 



Larcom, 

Old English Carol, 

Woids worth 

Morris, 
Lowell, 
Cary, 
Emerson, 
Tennyson, 
Whittier, 
Payne, 
Longfellow, 
Longfellow, 
Longfellow, 
Scott. 

Aesop's Fables. 

The Mice, the Cat and the 

Bell, 
The Lark and the Farmer. 
The Wolf and the Crane. 
The Dog in the Manger. 



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Grade IV. 

1. Several readers of the fourth-year grade and other 
books. 

2. The meaning of words. Use of the dictionary. 

3. The use of diacritical marks as aids in pronunciation. 

4. Exercises to secure distinct enunciation. Blackboard 
used in tixing the form and meaning of all new words and 
expressions. 

5. A few choice poems, and selections from longer poems 
memorized and recited. 

6. Reading to pupils, followed by oral reproduction by 
the pupils. 

7. Use of library books, and home reading. 

Selections tor Memorizing : 

The Corn Song, Whittier. 

The Robin, Whittier. 

Daybreak, Longfellow, 

The Children's Hour, Longfellow. 

Robert of Lincoln, Bryant. 

Gladness of Nature, Bryant. 

The Brook, Tennyson. 

Break, Break, Break, Tenn^'son. 

**He Prayeth Best," Coleridge. 

The Fountain, Lowell. 

Under the Greenwood Tree, Shakespeare. 
For Story-Telling : 

Robert Bruce and the Spider. 

William Tell. 

Siegfried and the Dragon. 

Cupid and Psyche. 

Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp. 

Animal Stories (Such as Thompson-Seton's) . 

The Golden Touch. 

Aesop's Fables. 



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The Crow and the Cheese. 
The Hare and the Tortoise. 
The Camel and the Tent. 
The Fox and the Stork. 

Grade V. 

1. Several Readers of the fifth year grade, and supple- 
mentary books of literature. 

2. A few choice poems and selections from longer poems 
studied, memorized, and recited. 

3. Meaning of new words. Use of the dictionary. 

4. Reading to the pupils. 

5. Use of library books, and home reading. 

Selections for Memorizing : 

The Landing of the Pilgrims, Hemans. 

Paul Revere's Ride, Longfellow. 

The Day is Done, Longfellow. 

Excelsior, Longfellow. 

Psalm of Life, Longfellow. 

Our Country's Call, Bryant. 

To the Fringed Gentian, Bryant. 

The Planting of the Apple Tree, Bryant. 

Duty, Emerson. 

The Blue and the Gray, Finch. 

The Star Spangled Banner, Key. 

The Sand Piper, Thaxter. 

Our State, Whittier. 

. A True Sportsman, Foss. 



For Story-Telling : 

Florence Nightingale, 
Grace Darling, 
Abraham Lincoln, 
Cincinnatus, 



Soldiers of the Civil War. 
Sailors of the Civil War. 
Great Men and their Childhood. 
Great Inventors. 



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For Home Reading : 

Robinson Crusoe, De Foe. 
Black Beauty, . Sewell. 

Gulliver's Travels, Swift. 

Robin Hood, Pyle. 

Jungle Book, Kipling. 

At the Back of the North Wind, McDonald. 

Swiss Family Robinson, Wyss. 

Rab and His Friends, Brown. 

Grade VI. 

1. Several Readers of the sixth year grade, and supple- 
mentary books of literature. 

2. Reading of long selections, or of complete works of 
considerable length. , 

3. Selections from standard prose and poetry studied, 
memorized and recited. 

4. Constant use of library books and home reading. 

5. Informal talks on books read at home. 

Selections for School Reading and Study : 

Pied Piper of Hamelin, Browning. 

Legend Beautiful, Longfellow. 

Courtship of Miles Standish, Longfellow. 

Trailing Arbutus, Whittier. 

Huskers, Whittier. 

Bird Enemies and Tragedies of the Nest, Burroughs. 
The Bee Hunt, Irving. 

Selections for Home Reading.* 

Tangle wood Tales, Hawthorne. 
True Stories from New England History, Hawthorne. 

The King of the Golden River, Ruskin. 

Child Life in Prose, Whittier. 

Hiawatha, Longfellow. 

Being a Boy, Warner. 



182 DOINGS OF THE 


1912 


Poor Boys who Became Famous, 


Lolton. 


Water Babies, 


Kingsley. 


A Man V\^ithout a Country, 


Hale. 


Selections for Memorizing: 




The Builders, 


Longfellow. 


Fiftieth Birthday of Agassiz, 


Longfellow. 


Old Ironsides, 


Holmes. 


Union and Liberty, 


Holmes. 


"Breathes there a Man," 


Scott. 


The White-Footed Deer, 


Bryant. 


Song of Marion's Men, 


Bryant. 


The Finding of the Lyre, 


Lowell. 


The Year's at the Spring, 


Browning. 


The Burial of Sir John Moore, 


Wolfe. 


In School Days, * 


Whittier. 


Charge of the Light Brigade, 


Tennyson. 


The Daffodils, 


Wordsworth. 


Grade VII. 




1. Several Readers and Literature 


suited to the grade. 


2. Reading and Study of selections from standard 



literature. 

3. Selections from masterpieces in prose and poetry 
studied, memorized and recited. 

4. Continued use of library books, and home reading, 

5. Informal talks on books read at home. 

Selections for Memorizing : 
To a Waterfowl, 
Seventy- Six, 

Oh, Fairest of the Rural Maids, 
The American Flag, 
Concord Hymn, 
To the Rhodora, 
Launching of the Ship, 
The Clock on the Stairs, 



Bryant. 

Bryant. 

Bryant. 

Drake. 

Emerson. 

Emerson. 

Longfellow. 

Longfellow. 



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183 



The Day is Done, 

To a Dandelion, 

The Chambered Nautilus, 

The Bugle Song, 

For School Reading and Study : 
Concord Fight, 
Lexington, 

The Ballad of the Boston Tea Party, 
Grandfather's Chair, 
Gray Champion, 
Herve Riel, 
The Rivulet, 

For Home Reading : 

Two Years Before the Mast, 

Paul Domby, 

Autobiography, 

Story of a Bad Boy, 

Pilgrim's Progress, 

A Boy's Town, 

Sharp Eyes, 

The Great Stone Face, 



Longfellow. 
Lowell. 
Holmes. 
Tennyson. 

Emerson. 

Holmes. 

Holmes. 

Hawthorne. 

Hawthorne. 

Browning. 

Bryant. 

Dana. 

Dickens. 

Franklin. 

Aldrich. 

Bunyan. 

Howells. 

Burroughs. 

Hawthorne. 



Grade VIH. 

1. Appreciative reading of masterpieces of prose and 
poetry suited to the grade. 

2. Reading and study of selections from standard litera- 
ture. 

3. Selections from standard prose and poetry studied, 
memorized and recited. 

4. Constant use of library books, and home reading. 

5. Informal talks on books read at home. 

Selections for Memorizing : 

Wolsey's Farewell, Shakespeare. 

Polonius' Advice, Shakespeare, 



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DOINGS OF THE 



1912 



Portia's Speech, 


Shakespeare. 


The Night Before Waterloo, 


Byron. 


The Ladder of St. Augustine, 


Longfellow. 


Bun lie r Hill Oration, 


Webster. 


Education, 


Macauley. 


The Last Leaf, 


Holmes. 


The Ploughman, 


Holmes. 


Gettysburg Address, 


Lincoln. 


Liberty and Union, 


Webster. 


King Out, Wild Bells, 


Tennyson. 


For School Reading and Study : 


Christmas Carol , 


Dickens. 


One Hoss Shay, 


Holmes. 


Legend of Sleepy Hollow, 


Irving. 


The Voyage, 


Irving. 


The Cumberland, 


Longfellow. 


A-Hunting of the Deer, 


Warner. 


Battle of the Ants ; Excursions ; 


Sue- 


cession of Forest Trees ; and 


Wild 


Apples. 


Thoreau. 


A Rill from the Town Pump, 


Hawthorne. 


The Settlers of New England, 


Fiske. 


Character of Lincohi, 


Emerson. 



For Home Reading : 

Tom Brown's School Days, 

The Last of the Mohicans, 

The Spy, 

The Pathfinder, 

Washington and HJs Country, 

Birds and Bees, 

Among the Isles of Shoals, 

House of Seven Gables, 

Walden, 



Hughes. 

Cooper. 

Cooper. 

Cooper. 

Fiske. 

Burroughs. 

Thaxter. 

Hawthorne. 

Thoreau. 



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185 



Grade IX. 

1. Appreciative reading of masterpieces of prose and 
poetry suited to the grade. 

2. Reading and study of selections from standard litera- 
ture. 

3. Selections from masterpieces of prose and poetry 
studied, memorized and recited. 

4. Constant use of library books and home reading. 

5. Informal talks on books read at home. 



Selections for School Reading and 


Study : 


The Flood of Years, 


Bryant. 


Thanatopsis, 


Bryant. 


The Village Preacher, 


Goldsmith. 


Selected Poems from Tales of the 




Wayside Inn, 


Longfellow 


The Impeachment of Warren 




Hastings, 


Macaulay. 


Pride of Ancestry, 


Webster. 


Each and All, 


Emerson. 


Vision of Sir Launfal, 


Lowell. 


Rural Life in England, 


Irving. 


Truthfulness, 


Eliot. 


The Flight of Louis XVI., 


Carlyle. 


TSelections for Home Reading : 




Ivanhoe, 


Scotl. 


Talisman, 


Scott. 


Treasure Island, 


Stevenson. 


Alhambra, 


Irving. 


Westminster Abbey, 


Irving. 


The Deserted Village, 


Goldsmith. 


Among the Hills, 


AVhittier. 


Books and Libraries, 


Lowell. 


Stories of the Old World, 


Church. 


Behavior, 


Emerson. 



186 DOINGS OF THE 


1912 


Tale of Two Cities, 


Dickens. 


Duties of an American Citizen, 


Webster. 


Selections for Memorizing: 




Sandalphon, 


Longfellow. 


Snow Bound (first 92 lines), 


Whittier. 


Douglas and Marinion, 


Scott. 


Crossing the Bar, 


Tennyson. 


*' The Man That Hath No Music " 




(Merchant of Venice) , 


Shakespeare. 


'* Give ThyThoughts No Tongue " 




(Hamlet), 


Shakespeare. 


**Our Doubts Are Traitors" 




(Measure for Measure), 


Shakespeare. 


My Star, 


Browning. 


A Man's a Man for A' That, 


Burns. 



HIGH SCHOOL TEXTS. 

ENGLISH. 

First Year : 

Composition and Rhetoric. (Lockwood and Emerson), 
Classics : 

Sketch Book. Washins^ton Irvinor. 

Homer's Iliad. (Prose Translation). 

Homer's Odyssey. (Prose Translation). 

Lady of the Lake. Scott. 

Tale of Two Cities. Dickens. 

As You Like It. Shakespeare. 

or Midsummer Night's Dream. Shakespeare. 
Second Year : 

Composition and Rhetoric. (Brooks and Hubbard). 
Classics ; 

Merchant of Venice. Shakespeare. 

Sir Roger de Coverley Papers. Addison. 

The Vicar of Wakefield. Goldsmith. 
History of English Literature. Halleck. 



1912 TOWN OF COHASSET 187 

English Poems. Baldwin and Paul. 
Third Year : 

Composition and Rhetoric. (Brooks and Hubbard). 
Classics : 

Julius Caesar. Shakespeare. 
Idylls of the King. Tennyson. 
The Primrose. Tennyson. 
Silas Marner. George Eliot. 
Essay on Burns. Carlyle. 
Fourth Year. 

Composition and Rhetoric. (Brooks and Hubbard.) 
Classics. 

Macbeth, Shakespeare. 

II Penseroso, L'Allegro, Comus, Milton. 

Bunker Hill Oration, Webster. 

Farewell Address, Washington. 

Essay on Johnson, Macaulay. 

GERMAN. 

Essentials of German. B. J. Vos. 
Marchen und ICrzahlungen. H. A. Guerber. 
Gluck Auf. Muller and Wenckebach. 
Im Vaterland. Paul Bacon. 
Immensee. 
Germelshausen : 

Der Prozess. 

Der Schwiegersohn. 

Wilhelm Tell. 

Hermann und Dorothea. 

Historische Erzahlung^en. 
German Lesson Grammar. Joynes and Wesselhoeft. 
German Composition. Pope. 

Willkommen in Deutschland. 

Aus dem Staat Friederichs des Grossen. 

Liberecht Hirhrichen. 
German Composition. Harris. 



188 DOINGS OF THE 1912 

HISTORY. 

Essentials in Ancient History. Wolfson. 

English History (Revised Edition). Montgomery. 

History of England. Earned. 

History of the American Nation. McLaughlin. 

American History. Muzzey. 

Civil Government in the United States. Fiske. 

Essentials of Civil Government. Forman 

COMMERCIAL DEPARTMENT. 

New Commercial Arithmetic. Moore. 
Modern Illustrative Bookkeeping. 

Introductory and Advanced. 

Williams and Rosters Series. 
Ben Pitman Phonography. 
Shorthand. 

Dictation book by Eldridge. 
Commercial Correspondence. 

Altmaier. 

FRENCH. 

Complete French Course, Chardenal. 

French Grammar, Eraser and Squair. 

French Reader, Aldrich and Foster. 

Simple French, Francois and Giroud. 

French Reader, Super. 

Sans Familie. 

Mme. Therese. 

L'Abbe Constantin. 

Colomba. 

Monto-Cristo. 

La Belle Nivernaise. 

Mile, de la Seigliere. 

Scenes de la Revolution Francaise. 

Les Miserables. 

Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme. 

Les Trois Mousquetaires. 



1919 TOWN OF OOBAMUn IM 

LATIN. 

Seniory : Ilaqtor ami Miller. Virgil. 

JufiiorM : AlltMi ttiul (tHMMioii^h, (*ii*«*n>. 

SoplioinoivM : AlliMi nnd < fn><Mi(iu);li, ( ac«Mir. 

FrenhiiuM) : (nlliir And DanicirM Fintt I^tin, ami PotUr't 

Ntnv McIIkmI for ('iie*»ar. 
All I^iitin ('laH.H4*H aUo u.hc Alien and Gre«^nou^h*fi I^tin 

(irHiniiiHr nnd Piiiiiell-lirown New I^tin Coni|Kitiition. 

8CIRN0K. 

N»'w««ll'> l)»'-*t ri|»tiv«» Chonii'^trv. 

Hmllov'f* Klrniont.H of I*liyf»iiM. 

Text lUntk in riiVMicH, llnll and l^rgan. 

MATIIF.MAT1C8. 

Geometry, Went worth and Smith ; WelU, Plain aod 

Solid. 
Al^'chra for Secondary Sehooln, WelU. 
Trigonometry, WelU and Went worth. 
Firnt Year MathenrntirM, Myera. 

GRADE TKXTS. 

OKADR I. 

Readem : 
Prf>gre.H.Hivt' Kosni lo Keadintr. liook ()nr. 
Baker, — ('ar|H'nter, Firnt Keaiier. 
New Kngland Usading liook No. 1. 
Stepping Stones to Literature, Arnold. 
Child'n First liook, Hai»M. 
American Si'hool Header, Primer. 

Singing I^><)k'* • 
Poulfion Finger Playi*. 
(•ay nor Bo<»k, No. 1. 
Gaynor li<»ok, \o. 2, 
Red Jenkn 
Blue Jenka. 



190 DOINGS OF THE 1912 

Hofer's Popular Folk Games and Dances. 
Folk Dancing and Singing Games, Burchenal. 

GRADE II. 

Readers : 
The Heath Reader, 

Book 1. 

Book 2. 
American School Reader, 

Primer. 

Book 1. 
Jones Reader, 

Book 1. 

Book 2. • 

Progressive Reader. 

Book 2. 
Wheeler's Graded Reader. 

Book 1. y 

Early Cave Men. 

GRADE III. 

Wheeler's Graded Reader. 

The Aldine Reader, Third Reader. 

Jones Third Reader. 

Second Year Language Reader. 

The Silver Burdett Reader, Third. 

Stepping Stones to Literature. 

Book 3. 
The Taylor School Readers. 
Pupil's Arithmetic, Primary Book. Part 1. 
The Arithmetic Primer. Frank Hall. 
Natural Music Reader. 

GRADE IV. 

Fourth Year Language Reader. Baker & Carpenter. 

Lobo, Rag and Vixen, Thompson. 

Classics, Old and New, A Third Reader, Alderman. 



1912 TOWN OF COHASSET 191 

The Jones Third Reader. 

Seven Little Sisters, Jane Andrews. 

The Hawthorne Readers, Holbrook and Hall. 

From Man}' Lands. 
Wheeler's Graded Reader, A Third Reader. 
Short Stories of Our Shy Neighbors. Kelly. 
Baldwin and Bender's Third Reader. 
Stories of Great Americans, Edward Eggleston. 
The Silver Burdett Readers, Third Book. 
Tarr & McMurray's Geography. 

Fii'st Book, Home Geography. 
The Pupils' Arithmetic Primary Bk. Pt. 2. 
The Normal Music Course, First Reader. 
Natural Introductory Geography, 

Red way and Hi n man. 
Foundation Lessons in English, Woodley. 
A First Book in American History, Edward Eggleston. 
Chancellor's Speller, Book IV. 

GRADE v. 

Milne's Progressive Arithmetic. 

First Book. 
Tarr and McMurray Geography, 

Book I. Part H. 
English Spoken and Written, Book H. 
Explorers and Founders of America. 
Baldwin's Readers, IV and V. 

Fall of Year. 
D. L. Sharpe. 
Grasshopper Green's Garden. 
Heroes and Greathearts. 
Heart of Oak Books. 



192 DOINGS OF THE 1912 

New Educational Music Course, Second •Reader. 
Chancellor's Speller, Book V. 

GRADE VI. 

Tarr and McMurray Geography. Part 1. 

Normal Music Course, Part 1. 

Channing's First Lessons in U. S. History. 

Chancellor's Speller, Sixth Year. 

Webster's Primary Dictionaries. 

Frye's Grammar School Geography. 

Conn's Introductory Physiology and Hygiene. 

Emerson and Bender's Modern English, Book I. 

Milne's Progressive Arithmetic, Second Book. 

Readers : 

Silver Burdett, Fourth Grade. 

In the Days of Giants, Norse Legends. 

Scudder's George Washington. 

Baker and Carpenter's Fifth Year Language Reader. 

Speller, Chancellor, Book VI. 

GRADE VII. 

Arithmetic, Milne (Book III). 

Bailey (Mental). 
History, Dickson. 

Eggleston. 

Barnes. 

Guerber (Story of Thirteen Colonies). 
Geography, Tarr and McMurry (Book II). 

Redway. 
Dictionary, Webster. 
English, Gilbert and Harris 

(Book II.) 



1912 TOWN OF COHASSET 193 

Hick's Champion Speller. 

Builders of our Country, (Book II) 

Story of the II Had, 

Story of the Odyssey. 

GRADE VIII. 

Arithmetic, Milne's Progressive, Third Book. 
Geography, Kedway and Hinman's Natural School. 

Also Tarr and McMurry's New Geography, Second Book. 
History, ]\lcMaster's Brief History of the United States. 
Grammaj", Emerson and Bender's Modern English, 

Book II. 
Hick's Champion Spelling Book. 
The Jones Fifth Reader. 

The Fourth Music Reader of the New Educational Music 
Course. 

GRADE IX. 

Graded School Speller, Book VII, 

Spaulding and Miller. 
History of United States, 

John Fiske. 
Modern English, Book II, 

Emerson and Bender. 
Milne's Progressive Arithmetic, Book III. 
Grammar School Algebra. 
New Physical Geography, 

R. S. Tarr. 

Elementary Physiology and Hygiene 
H. W. Conn. 

Masterpieces of American Literature. 
New Educational Music Course, 

Fourth Reader. 
Collar and Daniel's First Latin Book. 



194 DOINGS OF THE 1912 

COHASSET SCHOOL COMMITTEE— FINANCIAL 
REPORT* 



1912. Paid. 

Nelson G. Howard, Superin- 
tendent .... $800 00 

Teachers. 

Osgood School, High : 

Stanley C. Lary, Principal . $1,900 00 

Miss Minnie E. Bigelow, As- 
sistant . . . . 800 00 

Miss Marion C. Chandler, As- 
sistant . . . . 740 00 

Miss Mary S. Nye, Assistant 480 00 

Miss Esther D. Pierson, As- 
sistant .... 178 75 

Miss Helen C. Carter, As- 
sistant . . . . 75 00 

Miss Helen C. Colby, As- 
sistant . . . . 640 00 

$4,813 75 



Grammar Grades. 

9th, Miss Harriet C. Gould . $195 00 
9th, Mrs. Mary Paddon . . 207 50 

9th. Miss Linda Hutchinson . 260 00 

9th, Miss Muiiel Carberry, Asst. 210 00 

$872 50 

^th, Miss Martha P. Bates . . $650 00 

7th, Miss Esther Grovenor . . $480 00 

7th, Miss Mary Lane ... 100 00 

$580 00 



6th, Miss Edith Day . . . $560 00 

5th, Miss Margaret O'Brien . $553 75 



1912 TOWN OF COHASSET 195 

Primary Grades. 
4th, Miss May A. Gammons . $642 50 
4th, Mrs. Harry F. Doe . . 2 50 

4th, Mrs. Chas P. Durrell . . 5 00 

$650 00 

3rd, Miss Anna M. Vollor . 
3rd, Mrs. Chas. P. Durrell , 

2nd, Miss Kachael Harrison 

2nd, Miss Mary Lane 

$650 00 

1st, Miss Sara Fox . . . $650 00 

1912. Paid Beechwood School. 

Miss Eva S. Bassick . . $361 25 

Miss Gertrude Locke . . 10 00 

Miss Olive Leavitt . . 162 50 

$533 75 



$607 


50 


12 


50 


$625 


00 


25 


00 



Unassigned. 

Miss Myra L. Beal . . $300 00 

Miss Annie A. Souther . 300 00 

Lot W. Bates ... 300 00 



$620 00 



$900 00 



Special Teachers. 
Manual Training : 

Miss Annie B. Whidden . 320 00 

Drawing : 

Miss Maud E. Black . . 210 00 

Miss Ethel L. Buck . . 120 00 

$330 00 

Music : 

Edmund F. Sawyer . . 320 00 

Penmanship : 

Miss Charlevine C. Blake . 315 00 

$13,318 75 



196 DOINGS OF THE 


1912 


Janitors. 






Osgood School : 






John Ferreira 


$900 00 




Beechwood School : 






A. Bradford Litchfield 


22 50 




Fred G. Fuller . 


77 50 


$1,000 00 






Heating and Ventilating. 




Osgood School : 






The Electric Light and Power 






Co 


$101 05 




Lincoln Brothers Company . 


587 03 




Elmer E. Bates . 


44 00 




George F. Welch 


410 99 




Samuel E. Pratt , 


3 50 


1,146 57 


Beechwood School : 




Lincoln Brothers Company . 


$40 02 




Charles H. Hackett 


15 00 




Edwin W. Bates . 


14 00 




George F. Welch 


31 00 


100 02 







Repairs and Supplies. 
Osgood School : 

The Electric Light and Power 

Co., lights ... $48 67 
Fred G. Roche, repairing 

seats and desks . . 2 00 

Frank W. Browne, sponges 90 

Alban D. Gil lis, repairing 

front doors ... 3 50 

William T. Tilden, windows 

etc., .... 8 70 



$1,246 59 



1912 TOWN OF COHASSET 197 

Chandler & Barber, Sloyd benches, 
etc., ..... 

John K. Wells, rotating re- 
gister ..... 

Manuel S. Leonard, repairing 
plumbing and heater 

Cousens & Pratt, flag, cover 
for motor, etc., . . 

Harry W. Lincoln, painting, 
setting glass, etc., . 

Edward E. Babb & Co., towel 
fixtures and supplies, drinking 
fountain .... 

Bos worth & Beal, repairing elec- 
tric fixtures and bells, 

Thomas A. Roche, enlarorinor 
Sloyd room, etc., 

Masury-Young Company, Nodusto 

W. W. Campbell & Son, grate bars 
for heater .... 

Boston Belting Company, hose . 

Tower Brothers & Co., lumber, 
hardware .... 

Frank M. Roche, repairing seats . 

W. H. H. Hancock, cleaning and 
repairing clocks — 2 years 

Cohasset Hardware Co., varnish, 
glass, etc. . . . . 

Stone-Underhill Heating and Ven- 
tilating Co., repairing closets . 

Richardson & Brackett, paint 

Norris Bros. & Co., glass, putty, 
etc. ..... 

The Formacone Company, For- 
macone and soap 



69 


81 


35 


00 


59 


52 


7 


60 


57 


05 


44 


60 


58 


64 


226 


00 


24r 


00 


33 


49 


12 


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100 


55 


2 


75 


9 


00 


2 


40 


90 


03 


3 


50 


1 


30 


19 


30 



198 DOINGS OF THE 1912 

Edward Holden Company, waste 

basket, dust cloths, brooms and 

brushes ..... 
S. Frank Treat, carpentering 
Nott, Gushing & Co., painting 

rooms ..... 
The Standard Electric Time Co., 

repairing clock system 
Kobert F. Leighton, repairing light 

fixtures ..... 
Thomas A. Roche, repairing Sloyd 

benches, etc. .... 
Edward E. Babb & Co., desks, 

platforms, etc. 



26 


46 


17 


90 


252 


71 


11 


70 


4 


75 


65 


68 


37 


50 


4 


00 




86 


4 


00 



Beechwood School : 

Harry F. Til den, team 

J. H. Carleton, grate bar . 

Louise Ainslie, cleaning 

Percy G. Sargent, varnish and 

labor 4 50 

Edward E. Babb & Co., spring 

and linoleum .... 16 00 

Manuel S. Leonard, changing 

wash bowls, etc. . 
Antoine Ferreira, mason work 
Levi T. Lincoln, carpentering 
Stone, Underbill & Co., furnace 

grate and chains 
Nott, Cushing & Co., painting . 



1,338 98 



14 00 




15 00 




17 58 




30 00 




47 08 







153 02 




$1,492 00 



1912 



TOWN OF COHASSET 



199 



45 

36 46 
49 65 

7 35 

8 00 
100 00 



Miscellaneous. 

Town of Hingham, tuition 1911 . $112 00 
Edw. E. H. Souther, envelopes, 

etc. .... 

New England Tel. &. Tel. Co. 

telephone service 
Litchfield's Express, expressing 
Adams Express Co., expressing 
Standard Chemical Co., sulpho 

napthol .... 
Oliver H. Howe, M. D., school 

physician 
Oliver H. Howe, M. D., surgical 

supplies 
The Boundbrook Press, printing 
Lawrence Wood, physical director 
Waltham Chemical Co., extermi 

nating rats 
John Daun, bouquets . 
Bessie L. Tower, pianist 
A. W. Morris & Son, platform for 

gradu tion 
Stanley C. Lary, fares for B. B 

team .... 
Cohasset Livery Stable, barge for 

B. B. team 
Central Garage, auto for B. B 

team .... 
Stanley C. Lary, telephone post 

age, etc .... 
The Sulpho Napthol Co. 
W. W. D Wiggins, diplomas 
Nelson G. Howard, telephone and 

postage .... 
H. L. Willard, Jr., carting 



5 


80 


27 


00 


44 


00 


15 


00 


13 


75 


10 


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4 00 

6 00 

6 00 

3 00 

13 25 
12 00 
10 50 



19 90 
50 



200 



DOINGS OF THE 



1912 



Cohasset Sentinel, advertising for 

bids for coal . 
Wriirht & Potter Printing Co. 

binder, etc. 
Edward L. Stevens, analysis of 

fin. report to state . 
Fannie E. James, taking school 

census .... 
John McKenzie, plants for gradu 

ation .... 
Wright & Ditson, football, etc. 
Hingham Journal, printing . 
Harry F. Tilden, team for truant 

oflScer .... 
Edward Nichols, drawings and 

services .... 
Parent-Teachers Association, ex 

penses- .... 
Frank W. Wheelwright, milk 
John J. Grassie, truant officer 
Elmer E. Bates, truMnt officer 
Miss Annie Fox, Adm'x, piano 
Town of Hingham, tuition 1912 
Burton S. Treat, secretary . 
Caleb Lothrop, financial secretary 



4 50 

4 50 

15 00 

25 00 

8 00 

4 99 

25 00 

1 00 

23 25 



6 


77 


16 


64 


20 


00 


20 


00 


16 


00 


124 


00 


25 


00 


25 


00 



$869 26 



Books, Stationery, Etc. 



Edward E. Babb 

Samuel Ward Company 

Chandler & I>arber 

D. C. Heath & Co. . 

American Book Company . 

Houghton Mifflin Company 

L. E. Knott Apparatus Company 



. $789 


62 


. . 66 


22 


6 


45 


24 


23 


126 


24 


2 


39 




75 



1912 



TOWN OF COHASSET 



201 



Cambridge Botanical Supply Co. 


42 30 




Ginn & Company 


21 16 




Esterbrook Steel Pen Company 


11 00 




Frank W. Browne 


10 71 




George E. Kimball 


40 21 




Boston Music Company 


2 75 




Remington Typewriter Company 


10 00 




J. B. Hunter & Company , 


86 




Kecapitula 


TION. 




Paid : , Debit. 






Superintendent 


$800 00 




Teachers 




12,418 75 




Una>signed Assistants 




900 00 




Janitors 




1.000 00 




Heating and Ventilating 




1,246 59 




Kepjiirsand Supplies 




1,492 00 




Miscellaneous 




869 25 




Books, Stationery, Etc. 




1,203 83 




Conveying 




3,470 16 


$23,400 58 






Amount unexpended 






1,301 06 



Received : Credit, 

Amount School Appropriation 
Amount of Appropriation foi 

conveying . 
Amount Dog Licenses 
Interest on Ripley Fund 
Commonwealth of Massachu 

setts, tuition 
Settees sold . 
Old brick sold 
Outside windows sold 
Old lead sold . 



$24,701 64 



$20,950 00 

3,300 00 

363 32 

40 40 

11 00 

25 00 

2 00 

5 00 

4 92 



$24,701 64 



202 DOINGS OF THE TOWN OF COHASSET 1912 

James W. Nichols' Fund : 
Amount reported last year . 
One year's interest 



Paid : 

Herbert J. Grassie Scholarship . 



Amount on deposit in the Cohas- 
set Savings Bank 

Beechwood School : 

Putting in water closets — Thomas 

A. Roche contract . 
Edward Nichols, architect, on acct. 



Amount of appropriation 



$2,392 


58 


92 


60 


$2,485 


18 


100 


00 


$2,385 


18 


$2,385 


18 


$445 


00 


5 


00 


$450 00 


450 


00 



Respectfully submitted, 

CALEB LOTHROP, 

Financial Secretary. 



Reports of the 

PAUL PRATT PUBLIC LIBRARY, COHASSET FREE 

PUBLIC LIBRARY, MOTH DEPARTMENT, 

TREE WARDEN, HRE ENGINEERS* 



REPORT OF THE DIRECTORS OF THE PAUL 
PRATT MEMORIAL LIBRARY. 



The Directors in making their annual report to the town 
feel that the Library has made fair progress. In 1912 it 
was opened more hours to the public. Poinding that the 
people of the town desired that the library should be opened 
two nights in the week, the Directors selected Tuesday 
night, so that now the library is opened ev^ery week-day 
afternoon and on Tuesday and Saturday evenings. 

The Directors have, in conjunction with the Trustees of 
the Nantasket Library at North Cohasset, established in the 
library building in that part of our town a branch of our 
library. A number of books from our main library are sent 
there at frequent intervals and are loaned to the users of the 
Nantasket Library. These books are kept on separate 
shelves as part of the Paul Pratt Memorial Library, and 
loaned under the regulations of the Nantasket Library. 

At the present time, plans are maturing to extend the 
same kind of branch system to the Beechwood district. The 
Directors hope in a very short time to have a branch library 
in operation there, trusting that the town will sustain the 
movement by a small increase in library appropriation. 

A good and numerous selection of new books has been 
made by the book committee, which has increased the num- 
ber of volumes on our shelves and raised the value of our 
library as a means towards public education and intellectual 
enjoyment. 

The report of the librarian shows the work of the library 



206 



DOINGS OF THE 



1912 



in detail. The treasurer's annual report, which is ap- 
pended herewith, gives account of the receipts and disburse- 
ments for the year. 

Respectfully submitted, 

PHILANDER BATES, Chairman, 
JAMES LONGLEY, Treamrer, 
WILLIAM R. COLE, Clerlu 
GEORGE W. COLLIER, 

FRANK B. McAllister, 

EDWARD NICHOLS, 
CHARLES W. WHEELWRIGHT, 

Directors, 

PAUL PRATT MEMORIAL LIBRARY 
In Account With James Longley, Treasurer. 

DR. 



To Payments in 1912 



For Librarians' and Janitor's sal- 
aries . . . . 



$950 00 



Books and magazines . 


$481 26 




Binding .... 


76 53 


$557 79 


Wood and coal . 


$237 69 


Electric lighting . 


277 40 


$515 09 


Printinor, stationery and li- 




brary supplies . 




$78 85 


Furniture and repairs . 




$481 35 


Expressage 


$9 50 




Insurance .... 


199 27 




Telephone .... 


12 86 





1912 TOWN OF COHASSET 207 



Investment with accrued in- 
terest .... 
Sundries .... 


993 75 
9 50 


$1,224 88 







$3,807 96 
Balance on deposit in Boston Safe 
Deposit & Trust Co., January 
1, 1913 1,043 92 







$4,851 88 


CR. 






By Receipts in 


1912. 




Balance January 1, 1912, on de- 






posit in Boston Safe Deposit & 






Trust Co 




$1,322 69 


Fronoi Income from investments . 




382 00 


Town of Cohasset, appropri- 






ation for Library 




2,000 00 


Interest from Boston Safe De- 






posit & Trust Co. 




21 09 


Librarian for fines collected 




126 10 
3,851 88 


Investment paid 




1,000 00 




LONGLEY, 


$4,851 88 


JAMES 




January 1, 1913. 


T 


reasurer. 



We have examined the foregoing account for 1912 and 
find same correct, disbursements of cash being accounted for 
by proper vouchers. The securities have also been exhib- 
ited. 

OLIVER H. HOWE, 
CHARLES W. GAMMONS, 

Auditors, 
Cohasset, January 15, 1913. 



208 DOINGS OF THE 1912 

LIBRARIAN'S REPORT. 

To the Directors of the Paul Pratt Memorial Library : 

The following is a report of the work in the Library for 
the year ending December 31, 1912 ; 

The Library has been open every library day in the year 
with the exception of days for taking of inventory and legal 
holidays. 

Upon going over the Library we find everything in very 
good condition. We find four books missing in the juve- 
niles and two in the adults, one of which I am sure will be 
returned. 

Gifts of books have been received from Messrs. Francis 
Blake, A. R. Graves, Caleb Nichols, Burgess C. Tower, E. 
C. Tower, R. M. Lawrence, H. H.Crapo, Mrs. T. F. Rich- 
ardson, Mrs. A. S. Bigelow, Mrs. H. B. Coxe, Mrs. W. De 
Ford Bigelow, Miss Alice Arthur, Miss lA)uisa C. Tower, 
Miss Charlotte S. Towner, Miss Annie N. Keene, State and 
Government. 

A notable gift has been made to the Library by Mr. Ar- 
thur N. Milliken of a set of the Encyclopaedia Britannica, 
ninth and additional volumes of the tenth editions. 

REGISTRATION AND CIRCULATION. ^ 

Population of Cohasset, 1910 census . . 2,585 

Total registration from July, 1903 . . . 2,435 

Registration in force December 31, 1911 . . 1,430 

Registration for year 1912 . . . . 210 

Registration cancelled 1912 ... . 63 

Registration in force December 31, 1912. . 1,577 
(Being about 61 per cent, of the population.) 

Library open ....... 299 days 

Books issued for hcmie use .... 19,928 

Average home use per diem . . . . QQ.Q 

Average home use per inhabitant . . . 7.7 



1912 



TOWN OF COHASSET 



209 



Classification of books i 


.ised : 








Juvenile. 


Adults. 


Total. 


Philosophy and Keligion 


29 


110 


139 


History and Biography 


406 


505 


911 


Travel and Description 


407 


482 


889 


Tiangiia^e and Literature 


367 


369 


736 


Soeial Sciences 


24 


207 


231 


Natural Sciences 


184 


166 


350 


Arts 


292 


837 


1,129 


Fiction . 


3,983 


9,130 


13,113 


Magazines 


261 


2,169 


2,430 



Total 



5,953 13,975 19,928 



Accessions : 
Number of volumes in Library Decem- 
ber 31, 1911 

Number of volumes added by purchase, 

1912 

Number of volumes added by gift, 1912 
Number of volumes bound, 1912 
Number of volumes replaced, 1912 



Number of volumes withdrawn, 1912 



554 

104 

27 

11 



12.819 



696 



13.515 
42 



Total number of volumes in Library 

December 31, 1912 . . . 13,473 

Of theabove accessions, 696 volumes, 320 have been added 

to the Paul Pratt Memorial Library, and 376 to the Cohasset 

Free Public Library. 

The total amount of money spent during the year for 

books has been $831.02, of which amount the Paul Pratt 

Memorial Library has paid $376.46 and the Cohasset Free 

Public Library $454.56. 



210 DOING-S OF THE 1912 

Report of school children's reading from lists from Sep- 
tember 1911 to July 1912: 

4th Grade— 21 children 326 books 
5th *' 20 *' 242 *' 

6th *' 20 '' 342. '* 
7th *' 14 " 269 '* 
9th " 2 '* 22 ** 



Total 77 1201 

Average, 15. 

Since June last books have been sent to the Nantaske* 
Library for a period of several weeks, and in that time 166 
books have been sent and returned. 

Respectfully submitted, 

SARAH B. COLLIER, 

L^6rar^an. 

*COHASSET FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY. 
In Account with Oliver H. Howe, Treasurer. 







Dr. 




To payments in 1911 : 
For books 






$409-55 


Treasurer's bond 




, 


2 50 


Postage . 




, 


1 00 


Balance on deposit Jan. 1, 
Cohasset Savings Bank 
Hingham Inst, for Savin 


1912: 

IgS 


$1,336 04 
542 06 


Hingham Nat'l Bank 




• 


218 53 



$2,509 68 



Cr. 
By receipts in 1911 : 

Balance on deposit Jan. 1, 1911 $1,875 42 
Interest on town notes . . 460 80 

Interest Cohasset Savings Bank 52 42 



1912 TOWN OF COH ASSET 211 

Interest Hino'- Inst, for Savino^s 
Interest on Investments . 



; 21 04 




100 00 






$2,509 68 





OLIVER H. HOWE, 

Treasurer, 



Cohasset, Jan. 3, 1912. 



We have examined the foregoing account and find it.cor- 
rect and properly vouched. We have also examined the 
securities in which the funds of the Library are invested. 

GEO. W. COLLIER, 
EDWARD NICHOLS, 

Examining Committee, 
Cohasset, Jan. 4, 1912. 



♦Omitted by mistake fmm the Town Report of 1911. 

COHASSET FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY 
In Account with Oliver H. Howe, Treasurer. 
Dr. 
To payments in 1912 : 

For Reinvestment of Funds . $7,606 25 

Books .... 437 83 

Treasurer's Bond . . 2 50 

Rent of Safe Deposit Box . 3 75 

Commissions on Reinvest- 
ments .... 10 00 
Postage, Telephone and Sta- 
tionery. ... 1 24 
Balance on Deposit Jan. 1, 1913 : 
Cohasset Savings Bank 
Hingham Inst, for Savings . 
New England Trust Co. 



1'889 


96 


563 


94 


163 


01 


$10,178 


48 



212 DOINGS OF THE 1912 



Cr. 




By Receipts in 1912: 




Balance on Deposit Jan. 1, 1912 


$2,096 63 


Payment of Town of Cohasset 




Notes .... 


7,679 84 


Interest on «' '' 


76 79 


Income of Investments 


245 62 


Interest : 




, Cohasset Savings Bank 


53 92 


Hingham Inst, for Savings 


21 88 


New England Trust Co. 


3 80 




$10,178 48 



Cohasset, January 3, 1913. 

OLIVER H. HOWE, 

Treasurer. 
We have examined the foregoing account and find it cor- 
rect and properly vouched. We have also examined the se- 
curities in which the funds of the Library are invested. 

GEORGE W.COLLIER, 
EDWARD NICHOLS, 

Examining Committee, 
Cohasset, January 6, 1913. 



COHASSET HOME-INSURANCE PAID IN J9J2. 



** A." Attention should also be called to the expenditure 
of $600. In 1912 for insurance on the '*Home" for five 
years ; the cost was covered by a special appropriation. 
This property is classed as an extra hazardous risk and the 
rate is very high. This item was overlooked in the main 
body of the ** Accounts of 1912," but will be found in the 
list of appropriations and expenditures under *' Recapitula- 
tion and Index." 

EDWARD L. STEVENS, 

Town Accountant, 



1912 TOWN OP COHASScJT 213 

REPORT FOR SUPPRESSING GYPSY AND BROWN 
TAIL MOTHS. 



With the exception that there were not as many burlaps 
put on the trees as in former years the work was continued 
practically the same as last year, under the direction of the 
State Superintendent. During the winter months there were 
a number of men engaged in creosoted, gypsy moth egg 
clusters and cutting brown tail webs. This work was con- 
tinued until the hatching season in the spring, after which 
there were about 10,000 trees borlaped by the town. Also 
about 3,000 burlaps were distributed to those who called at 
the storehouse for them to be used on their premises. This 
was a great help as they were well attended by those who 
put them on their trees. Besides burlaping there were a 
number of trees that we put bands of tanglefoot around to 
prevent the growing caterpillars from going up into them. 
In my opinion the best wayt o use tanglefoot is to first tack 
a strip of tarred paper from four to six inches wide firmly 
around the tree about five feet from the ground, then spread 
the tanglefoot on it, leaving about one inch of the lower edge 
of the })aper uncovered as when the sun strikes it it will 
naturally run down. Then you can remove the paper and 
tanglefoot leaving the tree perfectly clean. Owing to the 
large amount of spraying that was to be done we started 
earlier than last year, and as the season was very dry the 
poison was not washed off, therefore excellent results were 
obtained from spraying. During the spraying season the 
two sprayers were at work every day. If we did not have 
the new sprayer there would have been a number of estates 
which could not have been sprayed. There were a number 
of property owners on Atlantic Avenue and Beach Street 
who employed an outside sprayer to do their work and this 
was a great help to the town. 

When the caterpillars were about one-ihird grown we 



214 



DOINGS OF THE 



1912 



placed two hundred and forty bags containing wilt disease 
in the worst colonies throughout the town, and in some 
places good results were obtained. We also find that some 
kinds of parasites that were planted in the town are increas- 
ing in numbers and spreading. 

After the spraying season the work of cutting out road- 
sides was taken up where the gypsy moths were discovered. 
Starting on Sohier Street in front of the residence of Fred 
Lincoln and continued to King Street. Then starting near 
residence of Samuel James on King Street, taking both sides 
of the road to Black Rock Station. AVhen this work was 
finished about Nov. 1st we started on the fall work creosot- 
ing gypsy moth egg clusters and cutting brown tail webs 
which are quite numerous this year, as we seemed to be in 
the line of flight taken by them last summer, and a large 
number settled in our town. This work is in progress at the 
present time. I find the residential section of the town as 
regarding the gypsy moth is in good condition, particularly 
where we are allowed to spray, and I will again mention it 
is very important that the gypsy moth egg clusters are creo- 
soted on trees which are being cut for wood before it is 
brought home. 

An appropriation of $4,000 is recommended for the ensu- 
ing year. 

The foUowing is a list of amounts paid for labor, teaming, 
tools, etc. 

Joseph E. Grassie, labor and expenses 
John H. Wilbur, labor 
John F. Murphy, labor 



Joseph J. Grassie, labor 
Charles Wilson, labor . 
Clarence S. Brasill, labor 
Louis B. Mulvey, labor 
Fred Lincoln, labor 
Charles Pratt, labor 



i expe 


uses . . $880 50 




625 63 




569 15 




660 84 




534 17 




484 28 




147 80 




363 91 




352 18 



1912 



TOWN OF COHASSFT 



215 



Charles F. Wilbur, labor 
John P. Antoine, labor 
John R. Bean, labor . 
Arthur W. Flint, labor 
Harry N. Harden, labor 
Manuel Silvia, labor 
James Graves, labor 
Jeremiah Lear}/, labor 
Michael Lyons, labor . 
Phillip E. Sullivan, labor 
Frederick C. Higgins, labor 
Antoine J. Silvia, labor 
Henry A. Williams, labor 
Samuel F. James, labor 
Arthur S. Bates, l^bor 
John W. Mulcahy, labor 
Foster F. Cardoza, labor 
William E. Crocker, labor 
John E. F. Francis, labor 
Melvin Thompson, hibor 
Richard Cadden, labor 
Robert L. Curtis, labor 
Edwin (t. Stewart, labor 
George F. Sargent, labor 
Edward N. Davis, labor 
Edward T. Reilly, labor 
Arthur Studley, labor . 
Antoine J. Fereira, labor 
George H. Mealy, labor 
Mathew Haley, labor . 
George Mitchell, labor 
Benjamin F. Morse, labor 
Thomas L. Grassie, labor 
Alfred M. Antoine, labor 
John J. Oliver, labor . 
Stephen Grinnell, labor 







91 13 






91 20 






180 83 






24 00 

27 60 
32 40 
54 00 

38 40 
52 88 
43 35 
16 18 

160 28 
23 63 
19 13 

28 13 
64 80 

154 55 
22 20 

8 40 
162 00 

39 60 

9 60 
61 20 
63 60 
12 00 

175 06 

47 82 
31 80 
36 00 
99 61 

187 20 
76 29 

48 08 
85 36 
79 59 
84 69 



216 



DOINGS OF THE 



1912 



Manuel Aliiiedu, labor . 

John Kennedy, labor . 

Herbert P. Brown, labor 

John W. Brennock, labor . 

Manuel S. Enos, labor 

Antoine L. Silvia, labor 

John J. Silvia, hibor . 

Mrs. Charles E. Nott, rent . 

Manuel E. Salvador, gasoline 

Harry F. Tilden, teaming . 

Tower Bros. Co., tools, etc. 

Edward E. H. Souther, stationery 

William O. Souther, labor . 

James Denithorne, tiling saws 

N. Y., N. H. & H. R. R., freight 

Adams Express Co., express 

Clarence Brasill, teaming 

John P. Antoine, teaming . 

Charles Wilson, teaming 

Harry l^. Willard, Jr., teaming 

Joseph E. Grassie, teaming . 

Bosworth & Beal, S})ark plugs and oil gun 

Central Garage Co., gasoline and oil 

Cohasset Hardware Co., hardware 

Manuel S. Leonard, plumbing 

Edward A. Synott, tiling saws 



Receipts. 
Amount due from property owners $2,074 00 
Amount received from State cash 1,011 89 
Amt. received for tools, poison, etc 1,797 21 
Amt. rec'd. Mass. Highway Com. 32 72 



215 


85 


47 


13 


107 


50 


132 


50 


6 


00 


50 


40 


104 


40 


120 


00 


1 


95 


227 


13 


12 


77 


2 


28 


20 


25 


3 


00 


41 


13 


6 


35 


84 


00 


76 


00 


26 


00 


172 


50 


528 


00 


7 


00 


3 


65 


3 


53 


5 


00 


6 


00 



$9,061 37 



$4,915 82 



Respectfully submitted, $4,145 55 

JOSEPH E. GRASSIE, Local Siipt. 



1912 



TOWN OF COHASSET 



217 



REPORT OF TREE WARDEN. 



There has been special care taken of the young trees 
which were planted last summer, also the small trees which 
were formerly planted. This was done by watering, which 
kept them growing during the dry season. Also the work 
of pruning old trees was ccmtinued as far as possible. 

The tent caterpillar webs appeared in large numbers 
throughout the town. The cost of destroying those on the 
roadsides was about $100. All the elm trees on the road- 
sides throughout the town were sprayed last year. Even 
though this work is expensive, it is necessary, as I find 
where elm irees are not sprayed the defoliation caused by 
the elm tree beetle is ver}^ injurious to the trees and in many 
cases causes them to die. The leopard moth has also been 
discovered in elm trees in different parts of the town. The 
sum of $600 is recommended that this work may be con- 
tinued the ensuing year. 

The following is a list of amounts paid for labor, trees, 
poison, teaming, tools, etc. : 

Joseph E. Grassie, labor .... 30 00 

Charles Wilso, labor 
John Oliver, labor 
Edward T. Reilly, labor 
Clarence Bra>sell, labor 
Clarence Brassell, teaming . 
Ciiarles Wilson, teaming 
Joseph E. Grassie, teaming . 
Harry F. Tilden, teaming. . 
Joseph J. Grassie, labor 
Louis E. Tracey& Co., hose 
Thomas Grey & Co., tools 
John Wilbur, labor 
John F. Murphy, labor 
Fred Lincoln, labor 



61 


20 


2 


40 


2 


40 


70 


80 


38 


■00 


12 


00 


48 


00 


34 


50 


9 


60 


21 


00 


7 


iiO 


31 


20 


9 


60 


7 


20 



218 DOINGS OF THE 


1912 


John ^y. Brennock, labor 


15 00 


Grassilli Chemicil Co., lead 


63 50 


Cyrus R. Keene, trees 


46 50 


James F. Thom, trees 


65 00 


Tower Bros. Co., tools, etc. 


17 76 


Alban D. Gil lis, blacksmithing 


2 75 



$596 31 
Respectfully submitted, 

JOSEPH E. GRASSIE, 

Tree Warden. 



REPORT OF BOARD OF FIRE ENGINEERS FOR 
THE YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 3J, J9J2. 



CoHASSET, Mass., January 10, 1913. 

7o the Board of Selectmen: 

Gentlemen — The gentlemen appointed by your honor- 
able board to constitute the Board of Fire Engineers for the 
year ending April 30, 1913, met in accordance with your 
instructions and organized with the following choice of 
officers : 

Chief, H. E. Mapes. 

Assistant Chief, H. E. Brennock. 

District Chief, James S. Beal, North District. 

District Chief, George Jason, South District. 

District Chief, William H. Mc Arthur, Beechwood District. 

Clerk, Anselni Beal. 



1912 TOWN OF COHASSET 219 

The Department has been called to answer seventeen 
alarms during the past year, three of which were for forest 
fires and one needless. 

The year 1912 marks another epoch in the history of the 
Fire Department by the installation of automobile apparatus 
and permanent men. 

The Committee chosen at the annual Town Meeting in 
March to purchase an automobile combination chemical and 
hose wagon turned over to this Department on July 1, 1912, 
the apparatus now located in the house at the Harbor, a full 
description of which will be found in the report of that 
Committee. 

This apparatus is designated as Combination 1, and ar- 
rangements h.-ul already been made by this Board for plac- 
ing it in immediate service by strengthening the floor of the 
building and installing sleeping accommodations for the 
men, the Board having appointed J. Lewis Bates as driver 
of the apparatus, to be on duty at all times, and arranged 
accommodations for two other members of the company to 
sleep in the building. 

The manifold fire alarm box has been transferred from 
the office of the Telephone Company to this building and 
the Town is now equipped with a service equal to that of 
any town of its size in the State, and this Board would be 
pleased to have our citizens visit the building and inspect 
the apparatus and equipment. 

We desire to call your attention to the fact that within 
forty-eight hours from the time the automobile was placed 
in service and the telephone and fire alarm was installed in 
the house we received an alarm by telephone which was 
sent out on the system from headquarters and answered by 
automobile, the fire being located nearly three miles from 
the house. A building was saved and the machine was un- 
doubtedly the means of preventing serious damage if not 
total loss of property in the vicinity valued at many thou- 



220 DOINGS OF THE 1912 

sands of dollars, which would have been an impossibility 
with horse-drawn apparatus. 

The locating of the auto combination apparatus in the 
house at the Harbor can be but temporary as the building 
is old and in very poor condition and has been reported as 
such by this Board for several years past, it being of light 
frame construction and entirely unfitted for snch use and 
now requires constant care and attention to the shores under 
the floor in order to insure the safety of the machine. The 
recent s^ale caused the buildino^ to vibrate to such an extent 
that fear was entertained for the safety of the machine and 
men, and this Board again recommends and sincerely hopes 
that the Town will take some action at the annual Town 
Meeting in March next to provide a more adequate and 
modern building to accommodate the apparatus now located 
at the Harbor and make such disposition of the old buildings 
now in use at that point as may seem best. 

Hose Wagon No. 1, which was formerly located in the 
buildins: at the Harbor has been tranj?Ferred to the house on 
Doane Street in the Beechwood District and a company in- 
stalled to operate it, which provides that divstrict with a hose 
wagon and ladder truck. 

The other buildings and apparatus in the Department are 
in good condition with the exception of the roof of the 
Beechwood Building, which needs shingling, and the several 
pieces of apparatus should be painted or varnished. 

The fire alarm service should be extended on South Main 
Street toward the Scituate line and an additional box located 
somewhere near the residence of Thomas Doyle for the 
better protection of property in that vicinity. 

We re-spectfuljy recommend that the following amounts 
be raised and appropriated at the Annual Meeting in iNIarch 
next for the maintenance and operation of the Fire Depart- 
ment for the ensuing year : 



1912 



TOWN OF COHASSET 



221 



Installation of the fire alarm on South Main 

Street 

Repairs to buildings ..... 
Painting and varnishing apparatus 
Operating expenses ..... 



Total 



$250 00 


100 


00 


150 


00 


2,500 


00 


$3,000 00 



H. E. MAPES, 
H. E. BRENNOCK, 
GEORGE JASON, 
JAMES S. BEAL, 
WILLIAM H. McARTHUR, 
GEORGE M. ENNICE, 
ANSKLM L. BEAL, 

Board of Engineers. 



REPORT OF CHIEF OF POLICE* 



To the Honorable Board of Selectmen of the 
Town of Cohasset: 
Gentlemen, — I submit herewith a report of the work 
performed by the Police Department of the Town of Cohas- 



set for the year ending December 31, 1912 : 




Total Number of Arrests 


74 


Drunkenness ...... 


34 


Fish and Game Laws, violating 


9 


Assaults ...... 


10 


Carrying Loaded Revolver 


1 


Liquor Laws, violating .... 


1 


Larceny ....... 


5 


Neglect of Family 


6 


Default 


4 


Manslaughter ..... 


1 


Automobile Laws, violating 


3 



222 DOINGS OF THE 1912 

The record of the work performed by the police is an in- 
complete statement because it cannot include all matters 
brought to their attention, and to which heed must be taken. 
The old lockup is an unsuitable place in which to confine 
prisoners, and is in a poor location. I would recommend 
that a new one be built. 

I am pleased to state that the work of the police for the 
year has been very successful. I feel grateful to the public 
for their assistance. Also to the Board of Selectmen for 
their assistance. 

Respectfully submitted, 

THOMAS L. BATES, 

Chief of Police,' 



REPORT OF THE INSPECTOR OF WIRES, 



Town of Cohasset, Mass. 
To the Board of Selectmen : 

Gentlemen : Following is a report showing what has 
been accomplished during the past year in improving wiring 
conditions in Cohasset, also an outline of the present condi- 
tions and what we may in reason expect to accomplish dur- 
ing the coming year. 

On account of the two fatal accidents of 1911, it seemed 
expedient to inquire into the condition of the various wiring 
systems within the Town limits, and to do this work, and to 
insure that the report of the investigation would be accurate 
and impartial, the Selectmen retained the services of Prof. 
Harry E. Clifford, Goidon McKay, Prof, of Electrical En- 
gineering at Harvard University, well known expert and 
consultinor enorineer Prof. Clifford was instructed to make a 
thorough investigation. The report, which was most ex- 
haustive, showed a state of affairs demanding immediate and 
careful consideration. Consultation with the State Board of 
Gas and Electric Light Connnissioners, showed that a State 



1912 TOWN OF COHASSET 223 

law, providing for an Inspector of Wires, if adopted by the 
Town, gave such an official ample authority under the law 
to insure the carrying out of such recommendations as Prof. 
Clifford has made. The proper article was therefore inserted 
in the warrant for the annual meeting and the Town voted 
in its favor. 

Prof. Clifford in his report coverd the conditions confront- 
ing the Inspector of Wires upon his reciving his appoint- 
ment. While considerable new construction has been in- 
stalled by Electric Co. during the preceding year, there was 
an immense amount, practically all of the old construction 
which would have to be rebuilt to bring it to that state 
necessary for the proper consideration of safety to life and 
property. To do this work a great deal of money would 
have to be spent, but once done the cost of maintenance 
would be correspondingrly lessened, and it would be easier 
to prevent dangerous conditions from arising. It would be 
practically impossible for any company without large re- 
sources to attempt this work but the present company has, 
I am pleased to state, taken hold of the work in the proper 
spirit and have renovated a considerable portion of their old 
plant. 

In May, I received a report that some of the residents of 
Forest Avenue were receiving shocks, more or less severe 
from their water pipes, while others connecting street mains 
for the water company had also noticed this same trouble. 
Mr. Bates of the Electric Light and Power Company and 
myself visited the neighborhood, made certain tests and lo- 
cated the trouble, which was repaired the next day by em- 
ployees of the Electric Co. A rather curious accident hap- 
pened en June 30, when an automole owned by one of our 
summer residents collided with a pole on Jerusalem road, 
breaking the pole about eighteen feet from the ground : no 
serious damage of an electrical nature occurred and the pole 
was replaced with a new one the following day. 



224 DOINGS OF THE 1912 

A series of electrical storms during the second weok of 
July, played havoc with both the telephone and electric 
light systems everywhere within many miles and Cohasset 
especially suffered heavily. About two hundred and fifty 
telephones were effected and the damage to the electric com- 
pany's plant was on a like scale. On July 13, at 11.15 
p. M., night officer John J. Grassie received a severe shock 
and experienced what was probably a very close escape 
from death, when he reached for the chain pull to the street 
light fixture at the corner of South Main and Summer streets. 
This chain was crossed with the wires leading to the light, 
and had this officer succeeded in grasping the chain he would 
have in all probabilities been killed. As it was he received 
a severe burn on his hand. I inspected the conditions that 
nicrht and ordered off the street lio^hts until conditions could 
be rectified. 

About the first of August, notices were posted to the effect 
that defective street lights reported to the Inspector of Wiree 
would receive prompt attention. Previous to this time there 
had been cases where tne town had been without the use of 
different street lights for various periods of time, what 
was everybody's business being apparently nobody's busi- 
ness. Since the issuing of this notice about thirty cases of 
street lights being out have been brought to my attention 
and they have been repaired by the Electric Company with- 
out delay. By handling the matter in this way a record is 
kept by the proper official and we ai*e assured tnat we are 
not paying for street lights that are not lighted. The Elec- 
tric Company have recently instituted a regular patrol of 
the public streets and it is their intention to cover every 
street of the town at least once a week, so that it will be im- 
probable that a street light can be out of service for any 
length of time. 

Another matter which has received considerable attention 
is the groundiug of wires in trees. In the past many of our 



1912 TOWN OF COHASSET 225 

beautiful shade trees have been seriously damaged or even 
totally destroyed by the escape of electricity from wires 
passing through their branches. By arrangement with the 
Tree Warden the Electric Co. have had muny branches re- 
moved without detriment to the trees, and in other cases 
where trimming was unwise other arrangements or methods 
have been employed. A liberal use of what is known as 
tree wire has recently been made. While this is a very ex- 
pensive wire on account of the thickness of the rubber in- 
suhition, great stretches of it have been used along South 
Main street where the trees are difficult to avoid and the 
limbs are too large to trim. While 1 make a regular inspec- 
tion on stormy nights for arcing in trees I would appreci- 
ate anyone bringing to my attention any case they may no- 
tice. 

Every one has probably noticed the improvement in the 
character of the poles on our streets, Atlantic avenue. Bor- 
der, Elm, Margin, Pond, King, Beechwood streets, Jerusa- 
lem Road, South Main and Main, Beach streets, and part of 
Summer street. Nichols Road and others of our streets and 
avenues have either been completely or for the most part 
reset with new poles. At my request the poles on our streets 
are now in process of being numbered ; it will be required 
that poles set from now on be painted, and within a reason- 
able time some steps will be taken to have poles already set 
placed in like condition. This will do away with the spec- 
tacle of poles being on our streets either not painted at all 
or painted or stained several different colors, as one can ob- 
serve at present, as a uniform color will be insisted upon. 

A better arrangement should be made in the handling of 
our Police and Fire Alarm systems. Our Police signal sys- 
tem is almost worthless from an electrical standpoint, and as 
at present is only an invitation for serious mishap to officers 
pulling in boxes. We have already had several cases where 
police officers have been shocked in handling these boxes, a 



226 DOINGS OF THE 1912 

very serious case occurring in December, when the officer 
ringing in the box was rather badly burned, and investiga- 
tion showed the wires of this system down upon and crossed 
with the street circuit. Until both the Police and Fire 
Ala^rni wires are placed below the electric wires in every 
case we are running serious danger of some one losing their 
life in coming in contact with these circuits at a time when 
they may be crossed with high i)otential circuits of t!»e Elec- 
tric Company. I would recommend that the present Police 
signal system be removed entirely as worthless, and that the 
Fire Department estimate sufficient money to place their 
wires below the electric light wires in all cases and that this 
be done at the earliest possible moment. I would also rec- 
ommend that a more systematic method of caring for the 
batteries of the fire alarm be instituted as will be found out- 
lined in the directions of the makers. The whole system 
should be inspected and old wire removed in many instances 
and slack wire fmlled up where now hanging low, as at foot 
of Pond street and on Atlantic avenue near residence of Mr. 
Roone}^ It is inconsistent to require first-class construction 
from others and have our municipal wires in other than stan- 
dard condition. 

The Telephone Company has placed guard-arms wherever 
their wires were within six feet of the electric wires, and 
they have tagged and stencilled their property as required 
by law. Their wires have in all cases been brought down 
below the wires of the other company, thus insuring safety 
to men working on this system, in so far as liability to con- 
tact with the other company's wires is concerned. 

By giving pole locations the town does not relinquish any 
right U) say what shall be the character of the wires to be 
placed on the poles or what voltages shall be used on the 
wires. It is the intention of the Inspector of Wires to issue 
at once rules and requirements covering the whole subject of 
overhead construction, and this will insure uniform work in 
every instance. 



1912 TOWN OF COHASSET 227 

Last May your Inspector of Wires estimated three years 
would be required to place all wires and poles in first-class 
condition. A great proportion of this work has been done. 
Much remains yet, but the hearty co-oi)eration of the two 
companies promises much for the future. The remainder 
of Border street should be brought up to standard. Pleas- 
ant street and Cushing road, from its junction with Pleasant 
street, are in exceedingly poor condition, and should receive 
immediate attention. The wires on North Main street 
should be gone over and pulled up during the coming year, 
and the poles replaced by larger ones in the near future. 
All the remaining wire of No. 8 gage in use on the street 
lighting circuit must be replaced at the earliest possible 
moment by new wire of larger size, which will prevent the 
continual breaking of wires, as we have experienced this 
past winter, and which are a constant source of danger as 
long as they remain in the present state. At my request 
metal hooks have been placed on the two poles where the 
high tension circuit comes on to King street, near Mr. E. L. 
James'. I am of the opinion that a more extended use of 
these hooks could be made in some cases in town, although 
the Electric Company have double armed in most cases on 
corners. Summer street, from South Main, is in poor con- 
dition, and needs new poles to Snow place, in the near 
future, while the service wires leading to the barn occupied 
by Mr. Ahearn on Snow place should be replaced at once by 
new wire of larger size, and placed out of reach. Construc- 
tion work when started should be carried to an early con- 
clusion, as old and new work on the same street present 
many dangers, as witness the present condition of South 
Main and Beechwood streets. 

In conclusion, I would recommend that the present ar- 
rangement with Prof- Clifford be continued, and the sum of 
$100 be appropriated to pay for his services. I wish also to 
thank our citizens for their interest and support, and to as- 



228 DOINGS OF THE 1912 

sure them that it has been appreciated. I wish also to thank 
the officials and employes of the companies maintaining 
wires within our limits, for their hearty co-operation with 
Prof. Cliftord and myself in our efforts to make Cohasset, 
as regards wiring systems, what I am confident it will soon 
become — a model town. 

Resepectfully submitted, 

GEO. JA80N, Jr., 

Inspector of Wires, 
Cohasset, Mass., Feb. 5, 1913. 



Town of Cohasset, Mass. 
The Board of Selectmen: 

Gentlemen: — In accordance with your request, trans- 
flitted to me in April last, that I keep in touch with the 
developments in electrical construction and operation within 
the town limits, I have kept myself accurately informed of 
the situation through the cordial co-operation of your In- 
spector of Wires, Mr. Jason, and have also personally 
inspected the new construction once in each of the months 
of July rnd November, 1912, and January, 1913. 

The improved situation in Cohasset which has resulted 
from the action of your Board is cause for satisfaction in 
no small degree. Many of the objections which I urged 
against the then existing conditions in my report of January 
1, 1912, have been removed. The new construction is ad- 
mirable ; many new poles have been set, replacing those of 
improper l<^ngth and of inadequate strength, much old and 
dangerous wiring has been done away with, and by the use 
of an improved method of supporting the wires, liability to 
grounding of the circuits by contact with trees has been 
much reduced. Plans have been made for still further im- 
proving the construction and the operation as w^ell, and 
within a short time probably, these plans will be put into 
execution. 



191 :^ N TOWN OF COHASSET 229 

To refer to some of the specific points as urged in aiy 
printed report of January 1, 1912, which have now been 
secured : 

The circuit arrangements in recent construction are well 
sj'stematized and workmanship is satisfactory. 

There has l)een considerable replacement of old wnre with 
new copper, thus doing away with the danger which form- 
erly existed owing to lack of the proper mechanical strength. 

The apparatus and wiring in the manholes on Jerusalem 
Road are at present properly installed and insulated. 

There is no transformer in the system at present without 
oil insulation. 

The tire alarm and police signal systems have been placed 
below the power and lighting circuits, and guard arms for 
the telephone cables have been installed where necessary for 
safet}'. 

A complete overhauling and rearranging of the Power 
Station is in process. 

Notwithstanding the improvements which have already 
resulted, there still remains much to be accomplished, and 
closp, vigilant supervision should be continued. In this 
connection, it gives me great satisfaction to heartily com- 
mend the services rendered during the past year by your 
Inspector of Wires, Mr. Jason. He has been generous of 
his time and energy, keen, tactful, prompt and efficient. 

I would again refer to such of the rec(mimendations of my 
report of a year tigo as have not yet produced result-, and 
w^ould emphasize the lack of any definite understanding be- 
tw^een the Town of Cohasset and the various electrical com- 
panies operating within its limits as to the responsibility in 
general questions of installation and operation, including in 
these the very important matter of changes in location of 
poles and wires. 

Respectfully submitted, 

H. E. CLIFFORD. 



230 DOINGS OF THE TOWN OF COHASSET 1912 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE TO PURCHASE 
AUTOMOBILE FIRE APPARATUS, 



CoHASSET, Mass., Jjin. 10, 1912. 
The gentlemen chosen at the annual Town Meeting in 
March, 1912, to act as a Committee to purchase an automo- 
bile combination chemical and hose wagon, respectfully re- 
port that several meetings were held and representatives of 
several manufacturers of such apparatus were heard. Also 
the Committee visited the automobile show in Boston and 
viewed the machines on exhibition, and the Committee was 
unanimous in the choice of a "Peerless" machine, as shown 
on plans and specifications submitted to them. 

The contract was signed on March 30, 1912, for a fifty- 
horse power machine, carrying two thirty-five gallon chemi- 
cal tanks, with two hundred feet of chemical hose, one 
thirty-two foot extension wall ladder, one twenty-foot ex- 
tension roof ladder, two three-gallon hand extinguishers, 
axe, bar, door-opener, and all other equipment and tools com- 
plete, with a body capacity of two thousand feet of two and 
one-half inch fire hose, for the sum of five thousand two hun- 
dred dollars ($5,000,200), the amount of the appropriation. 
This machine was completed, tested, demonstrated to the 
Committee, and accepted by them on June 30, 1912, and 
turned over to the Chief of the Fire Department, to be 
placed in Fire Department service on July 1, 1912, since 
which time the Committee is advised by the Chief of the 
Fire Department that the machine has been in continuous 
service and use, and has met all requirements, having been 
tested under all conditions, and in the heavy snow of De- 
cember 24, it was operated on the streets without chains on 
the wheels, with very satisfactory results. 

HERBERT L. BROWN, 

WILLIAM O. SOUTHER, eJR., 

EDWARD L, STEVENS, 

H. £. BREN^NOCK, 

H. E. MAPES, Committee, 



Reports of the 
SURVEYOR OF HIGHWAYS, HARBOR IMPROVE- 
MENT COMMITTEE AND BOARD OF HEALTH. 



REPORT OF THE HIGHWAY SURVEYOR. 
1912. 



To the Citizens of Cohasset: 

Following is the report of your Highway Surveyor for 
1912: 

On account of the unusual severity of the cold of the win- 
ter of 1911-12, the frost penetrated to an unusual depth, in 
many places more than five feet, resulting in great damage 
to our drains, and necessitating their being rebuilt in a great 
many instances. I took this opportunity therefore to build 
them in a very substantinl manner, substituting for the old 
stone and pipe drains pipe of 8 and 10 inch diameter. All 
the drains on Jerulalem Koad were relaid, also the one at 
the corner of Elm and Margin streets. The drains on Sum- 
mer ,treet, Ripley Road, Main and Gushing Road, were 
completely rebuilt. One of the many examples of the work 
of this unusual cold may be cited in the case of a drain lead- 
ing from Treat's Pond laid over thirty years ago, which wa» 
completely turned upside down. There were also many 
cases where trenches of the Water Co. caved in and made 
necessary much repairing, one especially bad place existing 
at the top of the big hill near the residence of Mr. Matthew 
Luce. 

Considerable crushed stone was used in this work and I 
have found it a great handicap in obtaining this material 
when I want it to have to depend on an outside source, a& 
we can not get all we want at any one time, but have to 
take what the maker will allow. Mr. Philander Bates in his 
report as Superintendent of Streets in 1908 recommended a 
portable crusher but nothing resulted. 



234 DOINGS OF THE 1912 

I was unable to purchase stone of this sort in other than 
cart loads during the past year, and it is my judgment that a 
portable crusher would be a valuable adjunct to this depart- 
ment and others. 

As stated in a former report 1 have planned each year on 
rebuilding a part of our sidewalks. Good gain was made 
during the pa«t season and considerable should be done this 
year. The sidewalk on South Main Street was covered with 
blue stone to the residence of Dept. Sheriff Wentworth, and 
the remainder should be covered this Spring with the dust 
that I have provided along the side of this street. I have 
anticipated the needs of this department the coming season 
and acquired a large quantit}^ of this dust, a material that it 
will be impossible to obtain later in any quantity when 
needed. I have also secured and placed in convenient 
places a considerable quantity of broken stone. 

On account of the heavy traffic using Beechwood Street, 
during the winter heavy loads of box-board logs, and since 
the development of the quarry, 8 to 12 ton loads of quarry 
stone, it will be necessary to phm on macadamizing this 
street complete in the next few years. I have included in 
my estimate for this year sufficient money to commence this 
work and if it is possible to secure the broken stone in any 
quantity, it will be wise to build portions as are most neces- 
sary. To get the most durable road we should use the pene- 
trating tarvia system such as has been used with great success 
throughout the state in the last two years. 

The ledge on Atlantic Avenue opposite the residence of 
Mr. George Newton has been removed back to the line of 
electric light poles. Doane Street was refilled across the 
swamp and all obstructions cut and removed. Church Street 
was also gravelled. A large number of loads of cinders have 
been placed on Lincoln Hillside. I find this material unites 
well with clay and as it costs us nothing to obtain I have used 
all I could get. We are paying now for gravel screened .fiO 



1912 TOWN OF COHASSET 235 

cents per two horse load, and since we shall probably always 
require sand, gravel and stone it seems good judgment for 
the Town to acquire the two banks adjoining each other in 
the center of the Town which are for sale at what seems to 
be a reasonable price. 

The new oil wagon purchased by the town last year has 
proved a great success. I can assure the citixens of my ap- 
preciation of their willingness to aid this department by 
purchasing^modern machinery. Through its use I have been 
able to cover about three miles more of streets than the year 
previous with about the same amount of tar and oil. We 
have found the new street sweeper a great help in placing 
the tar and oil and it is a valuable acquisition to this depart- 
ment. A part of the stable on Elm street, owned by the 
heirs of Edward Tilden, was hired to store the snow plows, 
wagons, etc., when not in use. All were insured against 
loss by fire, and have been kept in a good state of repair. 

The snow plow route in Beechwood was divided the past 
winter, Mr. Ira Pratt taking from the Hingham line to the 
Scituate line, the new division working out very success- 
fully. Sohier street received a good deal of attention, the 
sidewalk being rebuilt to the residence of Mr. Hugh Ban- 
croft, in some places being raised eight inches. The road at 
the west end of the Common was placed in good substantial 
condition, besides the unusual large amount of general re- 
pairs everywhere caused by the ever increasing automobile 
travel. About one hundred feet of curbing was placed on 
Depot Court, the Selectmen providing the curbing, the ex- 
pense of placing being borne by the Highway appropriation. 
One hundred and sixty feet of curbing was laid in North 
Cohasset, and I have allowed for more in my estimate for 
this year. 

In conclusion I wish to bring to the attention of the citi- 
zens the number of dangerous places existing within our 
town and I have covered each by a special article in the 



236 DOINGS OF THE 1912 



warrant, feeling that it was my duty to allow the citizens to 
express their wishes in each case. It is only a question of 
time when a serious accident will occur at one of these spots, 
and I trust therefore that each article will receive careful 
consideration. 

Jerusalem Road at Spaulding's Hill. 

Beach Street, turn at corner Mr. Bailey^s property. 

Atlantic Avenue, opposite Lothrop Estate. 

Margin Street, opposite Bowling Alleys. 

Cor. Brook and Main Streets. The little store should be 
removed. 

In addition, the corner near the drive of Mr. C. W. Bar- 
ron on Margin Street is most dangerous, but this situation 
has, I understand, been covered by a petition to the Select- 
men to widen the road at this point. 

Estimate for 1913. 
Construction and Maintenance, Highways and 

Sidewalks $12,000 00 

Salary Highway Surveyor .... 1,000 00 

Tarvia and Oif 6,000 00 

Ramoving Snow ...... 1,200 00 

1 wish to take this opportunity to assure the citizens of 
my appreciation of their many helpful suggestions and re- 
ports, and trust this department may receive the same co- 
operation in the, future. 

Respectfully submitted, 

GEORGE JASON, Highway Surveyor. 

My financial account follows : 
Amount of appropriation (1912) . . $12,100 00 

Amount received from outside sources for 

stone, labor, etc. ..... 1,016 44 



$13,116 44 
Total amount expended . . . . 13,102 49 



Balance to Treasury , . . . . $13 95 

Unpaid bills / , . . $363 98 



1912 



TOWN OF COHASSET 



237 



Summary by Streets, 


Etc. 


Beech wood, Church and Doane Streets 


$1,260 00 


South Main Street and sidewalk . 


560 00 


Spring Street .... 


150 00 


Summer Street .... 


380 00 


Border Street .... 


560 00 


Ehii Street 


600 00 


North Main Street 


240 00 


Ripley Road .... 


390 00 


Sohier Street and sidewalk . 


600 00 


King Street .... 


490 00 


Margin Street .... 


440 00 


Atlantic Avenue .... 


750 00 


Beach Street .... 


380 00 


Nichols Road .... 


420 00 


Jerusalem Road and Hull Street . 


1,145 00 


Forest Avenue . . . . . 


1,270 00 


Stockbridge Street 


195 00 


Pleasant Street .... 


455 00 


Cushing Road .... 


290 00 


Highland Avenue and three short streets 


across 


common ..... 


400 00 


Ash, Short Streets and Norfolk Road 


390 00 


Snow Place and sidewalk 


160 00 


Bow Street ..... 


20 00 


Parker Avenue .... 


180 00 


Pond Street .... 


249 00 


Depot Avenue .... 


112 05 


Extra work, labor, material . 


1,016 44 



$13,102 49 
Detail of expenditures for labor, gravel, lumber, paint, 
etc. : 
Georoe F. Sargent, labor .... $111 15 



Herbert C. Sargent, labor 



3 38 



238 



DOINGS OF THE 



1912 



Abraham Lincoln, labor 

AValter P. Bates, labor 

John W. Bates, team . 

William W. Bates, gravel and team 

Antonio Frances, labor and stone 

Thomas H. Henry, labor 

F. W. Browne, soda ash 

Michael J. O'Brine, labor 

William Powers, labor 

Harry F. Tilden, team 

Edgar W. Bates, gravel 

A. A. Davenport, team 

George Jason, wages and team 

John Kennedy, labor . 

Tower Bros. Co., lumber, tools, 

paint, etc. 
William T. Tilden, rent of stable 
E. W. Bates, team 
Antonio Dillavo, labor, P. anc' C. 
Clarence Silvia, labor . 
Harry W. Lincoln, paint 
John E. Bean, labor 
George F. Sargent, Jr., team 
William P. Arnold, labor 
Fred Fuller, labor 
Caleb Lincoln labor 
Theodore Mathias, labor 
Ira Bates, labor . 
Charles H. Gale, labor 
Charles H. Hackett, team 
James M. Graves, labor 
Joseph W. Whitcomb, gravel and team 
Thomas W. Whitcomb, gravel and team 
Arthur C. Litchfield, team . 
Cyrus W. Bates, team 





2 25 




5 93 




40 39 


ni 


222 77 




29 80 




118 73 




2 50 




65 03 




110 33 




527 88 




288 20 




8 63 




1,149 92 




7 05 


drain pipe 






425 87 




50 00 




18 25 


stone 


218 04 




44 10 




70 00 




40 80 




56 00 




91 20 




33 60 




24 00 




72 00 




14 40 




33 60 




94 43 




61 20 


team 


145 95 


[ team 


77 48 


, , 


74 75 


. 


112 25 



1912 



TOWN OF COHASSET 



239 



John E. Francis, labor 

George M. Ennis, labor 

Elmer E. Bates, team . 

L. Thompson Coal Co., coal 

Alexander Brown, labor 

David Souther, oil and labor 

George P. Tower, painting . 

Joseph Jason, painting 

Andrew H. Prouty, painting 

Frank Mitchell, labor and men 

William O. Souther, team . 

Benjamin F. Morse, labor and team 

Charles E. Tyrer, labor and team 

Harry Marden, labor and team 

Manuel L. Leonard, plumbing 

Edwin G. Stewart, labor 

Waldo C. Lock, labor 

Norris Bros., supplies . 

Jason & Rawding, oil and waste 

Edwin Bates, labor 

Aaron Pratt, gravel 

C. J. Pratt, stone 

J. L. Sullivan, labor and men 

Field & Cowles, agents, insurance on wagons 

Cohasset Hardware Co., paint and tools 

Mathew Markwich, labor 

Antonio E. Salvador, labor and men 

Andrew E. Taylor, labor 

Antonio Ferriera, labor 

Mrs. C. E. Nott, team . . 

N. Y., N. H. &H. R. R. 



freight and demnr 



Barrett Mfg. Co., tarvia 
Edward T. Reilly, labor 
George McKenzie, labor 



109 80 

105 60 
170 95 

32 43 

13 50 

9 00 

56 40 

9 60 

62 40 

250 00 

59 38 

17 60 

10 80 

22 20 

75 

16 80 

4 80 

24 81 

40 00 

4 80 

4 40 

4 00 

50 00 

31 88 

QQ 10 

QQ 00 

72 05 

106 40 
12 00 

'235 75 

91 05 

151 92 

45 60 

12 00 



240 



DOINGS OF THE 



1912 



George P. Valines, labor 

Anthony Ferriera, labor 

Michael Donohue, blacksmithing 

A. S. Richardson, labor 

Joseph St. John, oil 

John O'Neil, Stilson wrench 

Manuel Almeida, labor 

Edward Synott, labor . 

Robert Kinsley, labor and oil 

Lmcoln Bros., coal and wood 

George W. Morris, labor 

M. J. Sullivan, supplies 

John P. Antoine, labor 

Joseph Silvia, labor 

Jackson Ferreira, labor 

William J. Rooney, labor. 

James G. Hyde, labor painting and labor 

Joseph Mulvey, labor . 

Antonio L. Silvia, labor 

John J. Silvia, labor . 

Harry J. Makin, labor . 

Manuel Silvia, labor 

Foster Cadose, labor . 

Frank A. Pearson, labor 

Arthnr R. Keene, labor 

Charles B. Streight, team 

Ira N. Pratt, team 

Oliver H. Bates, team . 

Edith Til den, gravel 

Herman Daley, labor . 

Joseph F. Silvia, labor 

Ralph Enos, labor and oil 

Charles E. McKenzie, blscksmi thing 

Robert J. Clark, labor 

Samuel V. Thayer, engineer 



105 


60 


37 


20 


11 


22 


208 


93 


6 


48 


1 


50 


16 


80 


7 


20 




75 


44 


18 


43 


20 


12 


00 


1 


75 


57 


60 


30 


90 


48 


00 


102 


90 


64 


80 


33 


30 


47 


70 


51 


60 


19 


20 


127 


80 


28 


80 


5 


00 


74 


50 


161 


00 


80 


50 


35 


00 


41 


70 


165 


60 


2 


25 


6 


10 


151 


80 



476 90 



1912 



TOWN OF COHASSET 



241 



Ezekiel L. James, labor and gravel and stone 50 40 

Thomas Curtiss, labor 91 20 

Joseph S. Priest, labor .... 36 00 

Harry H. White, labor and gravel . . 292 10 

Horace VV. White, labor . . . . 115 20 

Jessie T. Barnes, labor .... 79 20 

John J. Barnes, team ..... 353 63 

William T. Barnes, team .... 327 75 

L. F. Beal, sand 15 00 

Arthur Mulvey, labor and team ... 40 00 

Frank el. Salvador, mason . . . . 12 50 

Sturgis C. Baxter, district police ... 5 00 

John W. Mulchay, labor . . . . 140 10 

Manuel Oliver, labor 125 40 

Thomas O^Neil, labor 198 30 

John F. Sullivan, labor .... 79 50 

Daniel F. O'Brine, labor .... 66 98 

Harry L. Willard, Jr., team ... 46 00 

Michael A. Burke, labor . . . . 71 70 

Buffalo Steam Roller Co., supplies . . 19 50 

Thomas L. Stevens, team .... 194 07 

Frederick E. Ahern, team .... 133 69 

Elijah F. Lincoln, team .... 43 00 

Daniel Murphy, team ..... 105 00 

Clare McMahon, team .... 83 00 

Franklin Beal, labor and team . . . 186 60 

Edmund Morse, labor 42 90 

Joseph E. Frates, Jr., team ... 42 00 

James H. Morris, labor . . . . 21 60 

Samuel E. Pratt, team .... 23 00 

George E. Ainslie, labor .... 4 80 

Litchfield Express, expressing ... 3 85 

Harry A. Pattison, labor .... 50 40 

John A. Donovan, labor . . . . 17 40 

The Lane Quarry Co., broken stone . . 358 29 



242 



DOINGS OF THE 



1912 



Thomas L. Grassie, team . . . . 114 00 


Joseph E. Grassie, team and stone 




Ill 50 


Alban D. Gillis, blacksmithing 




13 51 


Frank Oliver, labor, 






29 70 


AValter E. McGrath, labor . 






21 30 


Nathaniel R. Prouty, labor . 






2 40 


Dennis Golden, labor . 






85 50 


Joseph F. Bandura, labor 






134 10 


Daniel D. Desmond, labor . 






53 10 


Frank W. Wheelwright, team 






3 00 


Harry W. Burbank, labor . 






92 10 


Charles F. Wilbur, labor . 






123 90 


Manuel P. Valine, labor 






14 40 


Jeremiah Leary, labor 






13 20 


Amount expended . 


. $13,102 49 


Extra Oak Street Highway. 


H. L. Willard, team 27 38 


T. W. Whitcomb, team 








11 50 


Cyrus W. Bates, team 








17 25 


John J. Pratt, team 








27 32 


George eJason, team 








34 51 


H. F. Tilden, team . 








20 13 


Ki chard Hare, team 








6 00 


Edward T. Reilly, labor 








13 20 


D. D Desmond, labor 








8 40 


H. F. Keating, labor . 








8 40 


Harry F. Making, labor 








10 80 


Charles F. Wilbur, labor 








8 40 


John J. Silvia, labor . 








4 80 


Benjamin F. Morse, labor 








9 60 


Antonia L. Silvia, labor 








6 00 


Thomas O'Neil, labor . 








6 00 


J. F. Bandura, labor . 








7 20 



1912 



TOWN OF COHASSET 



243 



Ed. R. Jason, labor 
George P. Valine, labor 
Herman Daley, labor . 
Thomas H. Henry, labor 
Horace W. White, labor 
Michael Lyons, labor . 
Thomas J. Murphy, gravel 
A. D. Gillis, smithmg 
C. McKenzie, smithing 

Amount of appropriation 
Amount! expended. 



$300 00 
299 64 



Balance to treasury . . 36 

Water, Tar and Oil Department. 
Brushes ...... 

George Jason, cash paid freight and team 

Henry E. Brennock, labor . 

George M. Eunis, labor 

Walworth Mfg. Co., labor . 

The Good Road Machine Co. , 100 gall, oil wagon 

Barrett Mfg. Co., tarvia 

N. Y., N. H. &H. R. R., freight and demurrage 

Standard Oil Co., N. Y., road oil 

Thomas H. Henry, labor 

Joseph Mulvey, labor . 

Herman Daley, labor . 

Horace W. White, labor 

Harry W. Burbank, labor 

William Powers, labor 

Charles W. Wilbur, labor 

Joseph Silvia, labor 

Harry F. Tilden, team 

John A. Donavan, labor 

Foster Cadose, labor . 



10 80 
9 60 
7 20 
6 00 
4 80 
6 00 

26 50 

85 

1 00 

$299 64 



$13 00 

147 32 

25 90 

93 00 

41 

85 00 

1,004 10 

191 98 

581 22 

59 40 

28 20 

70 80 

14 40 

21 00 

9 60 

72 00 

66 00 

160 88 

64 20 

61 20 



244 



DOINGS OF THE 



1912 



Antonio Francis, labor 
Frederick E. A hern, team 
Joseph E. Frates, Jr., team 
Cyrus W. Bates, storing water cai 
Harry A. Patterson, labor 
John E. Francis, labor 
Manuel Oliver, labor . 
Joseph F. Silvia, labor 
Thomas Curtiss, labor . 
Joseph Bandura, labor 
Thomas O'Neil, labor . 
Edward T. Keilly, labor 
Clare McMahon, team . 
Charles B. Streight, team 
John T. Barnes, team . 
Daniel Murphy, team . 
John R. Bean, labor 
Robert J. Clark, labor . 
AVilliam T. Barnes, team 
The Texas Road Oil Co., road oil 
Albert E. Grassie, painting signs 
Field & Cowles, Ins. Agts., advts 
Cornelius Callahan Co., supplies 
Indian Refining Co. 
Lincoln Coal, Coal Co., 
Mathew Markwich, labor 
George McKinzie, labor 
Oeoroe P. Valine, labor 
Samuel N. Thayer, engineer 
Alban D. Gil lis, blacksmithing 

Expended 
Amount of appropriation 
Amount expended 



on waofons 



64 


20 


23 


00 


123 


00 


10 


00 


4 


80 


67 


20 


54 


60 


54 


60 


25 


80 


57 


60 


44 


40 


67 


20 


28 


00 


83 


00 


138 


00 


20 


00 


23 


40 


55 


20 


92 


00 


424 


11 


6 


00 


3 26 


37 


20 


63 


566 


94 


46 


21 


19 


20 


19 


20 


4 80 


45 


50 


8 


95 


$4,993 52 



$5,000 00 
4,993 52 



Balance to treasury 



$6 48 



1912 



TOWN OF COHASSET 



245 



Labor on Snow and Sanding. 

John B. Daley, labor . 

John J. Silvia, labor . 

Joseph M. Silvia, bbor 

Daniel McSweeney, hibor 

Alfred M. Antoine, labor 

Manuel Oliver, labor . 

Herman Daley, labor . 

Frank F. Martin, Jr., labor 

Henry E. Brennock, labor 

Michael J. O'Brine, labor 

Mrs. C. E. Nott, men and horses 

Cohasset Supply, salt . 

Franklin Beal, men and horses 

John T. Barnes, men and horses 

William T. Barnes, men and horses 

Charles F. Wilbur, labor 

Edward T. Reilly, labor 

Manuel P. Valine, labor 

Joseph F. Silvia, labor 

Clarence Silvia, labor 

Patrick Grassie, labor . 

Abraham A. Valine, labor 

John H. Wilbur, labor 

Royal A. Bates, labor . 

William P. Malley, blacksmi 

Cohasset Livery Stable, men and horses 

John F. Tower, labor 

Francis Kennedy, labor 

Eben S. Pratt, repairing fence 

Abraham Lincoln, labor 

Thomas H. Henry, labor 

Edgar W. Bates, sand 

Edward N. Davis, labor 

John Kennedy, labor . 



thing 



3 80 


. . 4 00 


2 25 


4 00 


2 25 


3 75 


1 75 


6 50 


75 


6 00 


7 00 


5 00 


82 25 


80 80 


104 40 


6 45 


4 65 


2 25 


1 50 


75 


75 


75 


1 00 


5 10 


40 05 


93 25 


1 38 


1 m 


2 50 


2 25 


4 OO 


25 80 


2 25 


2 50 



246 



DOINGS OF THE 



1912 



George P. Tower, painting plows 

Field & Cowles, agents, insurance on 

N. E. Road Machine Co., plow 

George P. Valine, labor 

John L. Munnie, labor 

Paul Donovan, labor, 

Joseph L. Oliver, labor 

Alban D. Gillis, blacksmithing 

Frank C. Oliver, labor 

Alfred M. Silvia, labor 

Edward R. Jason, labor 

Joseph J. Grassie, labor 

Harry F. Tilden, men and horses 

George Jason, men and horses 

Joseph E. Frates, Jr., men and horses 

Joseph Frates, labor . 

Joseph Frates, Jr., labor 

An drew] H. Prouty, labor 

Bert Morse, labor 

Horace W. White, labor 

Benjamin F. Morse, labor 

Albert E. Grassie, labor 

Antonio J. Silvia, labor 

Tower Bros. Co., salt . 

Herbert C. Sargent, labor 

Antonio Delia vo, labor 

Ira N. Pratt, men and horses 

J. W. Whitcomb, labor 

George F. Sargent, labor 

Howard W. Pratt, labor 

William W. Bates, sand 

T. W. Whitcomb, sand 

Samuel E. Pratt, men and horses 

A. C. Litchfield, labor 

Fred Fuller, labor 



. 




4 80 


e on plowg 


5 50 




55 00 






7 20 






4 20 






1 20 






2 40 






16 45 






4 50 






27 00 






7 75 






4 50 






131 13 






148 60 


orses 




8 00 






1 25 






1 25 






16 75 






1 OO 






17 25 






10 75 






2 50 






8 50 






3 40 






2 00 






4 80 






48 OO 






9 40 






4 50 






9 15 






8 75 






1 00 






. , 63 88 






2 00 






16 9& 



1912 



TOWN OF COHASSET 



217 



S. Chester Pratt, labor 




23 96 


Elleiy C. Bates, labor . 






50 


Mi not Pratt, labor 






1 50 


Harry 0. Wood, labor 






13 48 


Ezekiel James, labor . 






16 51 


Thomas A. Stevens, men and horses 




80 40 


Michael Lyons, labor . 






17 65 


Daniel F. O'Brine, labor 






16 75 


William Powers, labor 






23 75 


Richard Cadden, labor . 






20 50 


Daniel D. Desmond, labor . 






29 65 


Joseph A. Silvia, labor 






2 25 


Stephen Grinnell, labor 






4 00 


John W. Sidney, labor 






1 00 


Edmund M. Cronican, labor 






7 50 


Charles R. Jason, labor 






6 00 


S. L. Damon, labor 






2 40 


Cohasset Hardware Co., snow 


shovels 




2 25 


Michael Donahue, repairing pi 


ows 




6 45 






$1,450 88 


Amount of appropnation 


. $1,500 OC 


) 


Amount expended 


. 1,450 8^ 


\ 



Balance to treasury . $49 12 
Respectfully submitted, 

GEORGE JASON, 

Highway Surveyor 



REPORT OF THE HARBOR COMMITTER 



CoHASSET, February 7, 1913. 

The Harbor Committee appointed at the annual town meet- 
ing, in March 1912, would respectfully report that it has 
held six meetings and has dealt with its appropriation 
as follows : 

Of the $500 voted for harbor maintenance it has expended 
$329.12, leaving a balance of $170.88 which reverts to the 
town treasury. 

It was believed to be better policy to determine the use of 
the Lawrence wharf town landing and floats before mak- 
ing any special expenditures in the direction of improving the 
appearance of the wharf by raising the grade, increasing the 
grass area and planting shrubs and trees. 

The committee feel, however, that the same appropriation 
of $500 should be made this year for harbor and town front- 
age maintenance and have recommended that this amount 
be included by the Selectmen in their estimate of expenses. 

A.t the annual town meeting $300 was appropriated for 
float No. 3 to which boats may be moored in the dock. 
This float has been built at a cost of $286.57 leaving a balance 
of $13.43. 

Deed to the Salvador land on Bailey's Creek for which an 
appropriation of $425 was made last year has been secured, 
recorded and deposited with the town along with the Mrs. 
Sarah C. Wheelwrijrht deed of orift to the town of the 
meadow frontage on Margin Street. The $100 appropriated 
for the Spear land adjoining the Wheelwright land has been 
paid into the special improvement fund held for the account 
of the former committee with the understanding that if a 
title to the land cannot be secured the money will be returned. 



1912 TOWN OF COHASSET 249 

The situation in brief is that Capt. Spear had neglected to 
record his title and the matter has had to be passed through 
the Land Court. The chairman personally guaranteed the 
expense which will probably amount to about $150 to carry 
this title through the court. Many heirs have had to be 
seen and many legal formalities dealt with. 

The committee hapes to have this title cleared to give the 
town opportunity at the annual meeting in March to say if 
it shall pay the additional expense and take title to the 
Spear meadow, or will take back its money. 

OUR HARBOR FRONT. 

The town has now three valuable frontages on the harbor 
and may take its time for their improvement. The primal 
necessity was for their acquisition by the town in order that 
private ownership might not come into possession of the en- 
tire harbor frontage. 

If the run of fish continues to improve in Cohasset Har- 
bor a proper landing should be made for mercantile pur- 
poses on Bailey's Creek connecting either with Parker Ave- 
nue or with Border Street. A landing and park driveway 
it is believed could be built with no laj-ge expense just back 
of the government island on land the town now owns from 
Border Street to Bailey Creek. It ought not to be 
a difficult matter, even though requiring an act of Congress, 
to straighten the line of ownership between the town and the 
government at this point and to gradually fill in for a new 
highway between Border Street and BaileyCreek. This land 
should be reserved for commercial and park purposes as the 
government land will probably never be further built upon. 
There should be plenty of room on the harbor frontage 
to dry out pots and nets and at the same time provide a 
highway for transportation at practically level grade between 
the town and the harbor. As the town now has three of 
the f )ur lots fronting on Bailey Creek it might consider 
whether healthy athletic sports and useful fisheries should 



250 DOINGS OF THE 1912 



not be encouraged on this frontage by permitting and en- 
couraging free storage of boats which could be readily 
launched by their owners into the harbor. 

The town owns float No. 1, former!}^ in use at Tower's 
Wharf and it is estimated that it would cost about $150 to 
connect this by a walk eight feet long and four feet wide 
with Maro^in Street over the Wheelwrio^ht meadow. Boats 
should not be moored here but at the town landing where 
there are two floats, but it should be permissable to carry 
merchandise and lobster pots over such landing so far as its 
use is not appropriated by any individual to the exclusion 
of others and to this end storage of individual property 
upon this town land should be prohibited. 
Harbor Improvements. 
To fulfill the obligations ef the old committee and finish 
the harbor improvements contemplated there was paid into 
the hands of C. W. Barron, under date of July 15, 1912, a 
balance from the Old Harbor Committee from private sub- 
scriptions of $1,049.65. 

There has been paid therefrom as follows : 

For accounts of the old committee . $105 97 

William H. Ellis, for construction of 
four 5-pile dolphins on westerly side 
of channel ..... 535 00 

Henry S. Adams, engineer . . 110 00 

For account purchase and improvement 

of D. S. Thompson estate . . 150 00 



$900 97 
Crediting interest received, $4.75, there remains a balance 
on hand in the Mutual National Bank of $153.43. There is 
also $100 additional in this account held for the Spear land, 
as previously noted. The old committee reported last year 
$1,066.83 on hand, and later paid $25 to bind the Spear 
land baro^ain, and received on interest account $3.77. 



1912 TOWN OF COHASSET 251 

This, with any other subscriptions received in the future 
should be devoted to final celebration of the improvements 
at Cohasset harbor, including the breakwater, dredged 
basin areas, buoys, dolphins, lights, etc. 

There has been a slight inflow of sand on the easterly side 
of the Whitehead channel at the turn, and the Massachusetts 
Harbor and Land Commissioners ordered inspection and 
measurements here with a view of determining whether there 
was any necessity of later dredging work at this point or the 
dredging of a blind channel to prevent the Scituate sands 
from Briorors harbor still further flowins: into the Whitehead 
channel. 

The cork buoys which were purchased in 1911 were 
placed within the harbor last summer, marking the dredged 
area, and were much appreciated. 

The most important work accomplished the past year was 
the erection of four oak pile dolphins on the westerly side 
of the channel , from the funds raised by the former harbor 
committee. 

Chief Engineer Hodgdon of the Boston Port Directors ex- 
tended to this committee the courtesy of the use ot the 
specifications for the Bird Island flats dolphins in Boston 
harbor, and construction was had under these specifications. 
Henry S. Adams was engaged as supervising engineer, and 
in order that the record may be preserved concerning these 
dolphins and their tide water heights the following data is 
included in this report : 

Henry S. Adams, Civil Engineer, 
108-109 Ames Building, 
Boston, Mass. 

Boston, Mass., August 8, 1912. 
Mr. C. W. Barron, Cohasset, Mass. 

Dear Sir : I have made the marks on the dolphins at Co- 
hasset Harbor that you requested, namely: I have marked 
mean high water which is, according to the United States 



252 DOINGS OF THE 1912 

Tide Tables of this year, 9 feet above mean low water. I 
have taken as mean low water a pomt 13.73 ft. below a drill 
hole in the U. 8. Government Pier in the harbor, which is 
the U. S. Government Bench. 

Mean low water is 9 ft. below the mark I put on the piles, 
which mark is a long, blue chalk line and a nail in each of 
the main piles of the dolphins. 1 obtained for you the fol- 
lowing elevations : 

Outside Dolphin. Top of the main pile is 22.2 ft. above 
mean low water and 12.2 ft. above mean high water. 

The average of the top of the cluster is 13.2 ft. above mean 
low water. 

The averao^e of the elevation of the wire is 11.7 ft above 
mean low water. 

Dolphin A. The top of the main pile is 26 ft. above mean 
low water and 17 ft. above mean high water. 

The average elevation of the top of the cluster is 16.1 ft. 
above mean low water. 

The wire is 14.. 5 ft. above mean low water. 

Dolphin B. The top of the main pile is 26.6 ft. abova 
mean low water and 17.6 ft. above mean high water. 

The average elevation of the top of the cluster is 16.25 
ft. above mean low water. 

The elevation of the wire is 14.25 ft. above mean low 
water. 

Dolphin C. The top of the main pile is 27.6 ft. above 
mean low water and 18.6 ft. above mean high water. 

The average elevation of the cluster is 15.6 ft. above 
mean low water. 

The elevation of the wire is 13.65 ft. above mean low 
water. 

H. S. ADAMS. 



For future reference the depth and foundations of the channel dol- 
phins are here given: 

The central pile of the outer dolphin at Sutton Rock Hole was 



1912 TOWN OF COHASSET 253 

driven 2H feet into a clay bottom. All the four supporting piles were 
driven 24 feet into the same bottom. 

The center pile of the Whitehead dolphin was driven 12 feet into a 
bottom of hard sand, and the four supporting piles 14 feet into the same. 

The center pile of the dolphin at Long's Basin was driven 18 feet 
into a clay bottom, and the other piles 24 feet into the same, except the 
westerly pile, which was put down only 17 feet. 

The center pih- of the dolphin at the harbor entrance, Bryant's Point, 
was driven 14 feet into gravelly ground, as was also the southwesterly 
supporting (ile The northwesterly supporting pile goes down 10 feet. 
The southeasterly suuporting pile rested on rock bottom after being 
driven down 10 feet, and the northeasterly supporting pile struck rock 
after being driven through 9 feet of gravel and soil. 

i h se pil s should r main in place for at 1- ast fifty years. 



THE FISHERIES. 



There was an increased run of herring this year in the 
harbor, and more men were eno^ao^ed in oatherino: them, but 
the prices were h)wer. About $2,000 was realized for 
herring. A new development for Cohasset Harbor of late 
years was the taking of forty or fifty barrels of mackerel 
worth about $1,000. It is now recognized that the dredging has 
materially increased the value of the fisheries in the town 
and a further increase is hoped for. 

CHANNEL LIGHTS. 

The only troublesome and yet unsolved problem in con- 
nection with the harbor is the arrangement for the red 
lights which mark the westerly side of the channel and give 
a clear range for the approach of boats in clear water be- 
tween Hogshead Rock and West Shag. It was considered 
better to establish three lights, one at Bryant's Point, one 
inside of \Aliitehead, and one at the turn of the channel, all 
in line so that in the event of failure of any light a boat 
outside of Minot's Light would be able to pick up the range 
and come through clear water directly to the outer white 
light at the Sutton Rock Hole and the entrance to Whitehead 
Channel. The problem still is to find an eight-day red Ian- 



254 DOINGS OF THE 1912 

tern of sufficient power to be seen from out beyond Hogs- 
head Rock. The government maintains such red lights at 
Scituate Harbor and at Hull Gut but there is no authority 
of law for the sale of such lights. Efforts should be re- 
newed however to procure suitable far reaching eight-day 
red lights for these dolphins which are designed to carry 
such lio^hts fifteen feet above hioh water. 

Clarence W. Barron, Chairman. 

Frank F. Martin, Jr. 

J. W. Brennock, ) 

^f o T7 S Harbor Masters. 

Manuel S. Enos, ) 

Philander Bates, 

Herbert L. Brown, 

William O. Souther, Secretary, 

Selectmen. 



1912 DOINGS OF THE 255 

BOARD OF HEALTH TOWN OF COHASSET, 



CoHASSET, February 14, 1913. 
The health conditions in the Town of Cohasset have been 
extremely good during the past twelve months; the town 
having been comparatively free from contagious diseases, 
except for the outbreak of scarlet fever, the first case oc- 
curring in a house on Hull street. North Cohassett. The 
disease subsequently broke out in thiee families in Beech- 
wood. By the strictest quarantine possible, including the 
closing of the Beechwood school, and prohibiting the child- 
ren of that district from attending the Osgood school, to- 
gether with the removal to a hospital for contagious dis- 
eases, of all eases where it was deemed advisable, we were 
able to limit the outbreak to five families, and to reopen the 
Beechwood school, and allow pupils to attend the Osgood 
school, within a comparatively short tine, without any re- 
currence of the disease. The sanitary inspection was not 
fully carried out, on account of insufficient funds. Among 
the houses inspected, about twenty-five per cent, showed a 
most unsanitary condition. In most of the places visited, 
the owners of the houses were glad to take advantage of the 
suggestion of the Boanl as to how to make conditions around 
.their homes better. 

WARREX F. SNOW, Chairman. 
IRVING F. SYLVESTER, Secretary. 
GEORGE OSGOOD, M. D. 



REPORT OF INSPECTOR OF MILK AND VINEGAR. 



1.0 the Cohasset Board of Health : 

Working under your rules and direction I have carried 
out a more thorough inspection of milk, cows, milk-houses 
and stables than ever before. 



1912 TOWN OF COHASSET 256 

Samples of milk have been taken from milk wagons and 
stores and bacterial counts made by experts. As a rnle 
these samples have shown fairly clean milk but in a few 
cases the result has been unsatisfactory. There is room for 
more improvement in the cleanliness of stables, milk houses, 
wagons, etc. 

It requires constant care and watchfulness on the part of 
producers and handlers of milk to be able to give the con- 
sumer a clean and wholesome product. 

The public should demand clean milk and give the Board 
of Health their support in trying to bring about improve- 
ment. 

DARIUS W. GILBERT, V. S., 

Inspector oj Milk and Vinegar, 



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